Thursday, April 4, 2013

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

I love the Bible and I love to read about men and women in the Bible to see how God used them and to learn from their stories.  So I was excited to read John MacArthur’s book “Twelve Unlikely Heroes.”  MacArthur is a good author and I was intrigued to see his take on some Bible characters… and he didn’t disappoint.

The twelve people that are highlighted aren’t obscure Bible characters and there isn’t some new outside source of information that has been used to dive deeper into the hearts and minds of these men.  These are characters that I would honestly hope all Christians are familiar with.  Macarthur takes men and women who I would say were more reluctant than others.  Men and women who if they had had their druthers would have lived a quiet and simple life, but God meant them for more and they answered the call.

I enjoyed MacArthur’s approach of simply taking what the scriptures say about these men and then meditating on them.  Going beyond dry words on a page and delving deeper to ruminate on what they may have written down in their journals.  Then to correlate this with other scriptures in an easy to read application so we as readers can connect with them.    I would recommend this book as a fine addition to a character study of these men and women in the Bible.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program.

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