Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur

This is a book that will make you sit up and pay attention. We often think that God can't use us, or maybe He made a mistake when He picked us. In this new book, Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur, we find out just the opposite:)

Book Description

What kind of people does God use to accomplish His work?
Far from the children’s tales depicted in picture books and nursery rhymes, the men and women highlighted in the Bible were unnervingly real. They faltered. They struggled. And at times, they fell short. Yet God worked through them in surprising and incredible ways to accomplish His purposes. Scripture does not hide their weaknesses, caricature their strengths, or spin their stories as a display of human nobility. Instead, it describes these heroes of the faith with unflinching honesty and delivers an unexpected ending:“God is not ashamed to be called their God” (Hebrews 11:16).
In Twelve Unlikely Heroes, pastor and best-selling author John MacArthur uses his deep knowledge of the Bible and history to take us back to see these three-dimensional men and women in their own times and cultures. In doing so, it becomes clear how their dramatic stories apply to us today. People who might at first seem foreign quickly become familiar and unforgettable—particularly as they reveal the true Hero behind every witness, the power counterbalancing every weakness, “the Author and Finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1).

While reading this book I found out that God does use people who are not hero type. I mean you think of a hero and you picture someone who stands out in a crowd, strong and amazing. And yet the Bible shows us differently. And John MacArthur brings these people to the forefront in our minds. I so much enjoyed reading this book and learning more about these true heroes and what made them do the things they did. People like Miriam, Jonathan, Joseph, Gideon, etc. Get a new understanding and respect for the Biblical characters.

According to FTC regulations, I received a copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine. 

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

This sounds like an amazing book to start the new year with. Thanks for posting.

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