As you come to the close of most books, you find the story winding down--knotty conflicts untangle themselves, loose ends reconnect, and adventures return home. The book of Acts, however, is an exception. Instead of slowing to a satisfying stop, the concluding chapters continually pick up speed. The driving force is the apostle Paul and his white-hot passion to reach Rome with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nothing can stop him: not even a frenzied riot, a murder plot, a shipwreck, or chains. His is the strength of exacting passion--a passion that can be yours as well, as you come alongside him and let his zeal--God's zeal--ignite your soul.