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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Twelve Unlikely Heroes - John MacArthur

How God commissioned unexpected people in the Bible and what He wants to do with you.
Introduction explains what a hero is to our culture, in contrast to what the Bible says is a hero. In this book, the author devotes each hero to a chapter, 12 in all.  Some will be familiar people, and some will not.  He mentions Old Testament and New Testament figures such as Enoch,  Joseph,  Mariam,  Jonah,  Esther, and James.  These were men and women who were not perfect, but were used by God.  We all tend at times to think that the people in the Bible were larger than life extra special people,  but the truth is they were regular people who faltered,  struggled,  and sometimes failed.  Some of these heroes are mentioned in Hebrews 11 "Hall of Faith" list.  He goes deep into history on the background and context of each person and how they fit into the history of God's plan. 
What kind of people does God use to accomplish His work?  People like these 12 unlikely heroes, and people like you and me if we are willing to be used by Him.
The author is pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA since 1969, and has a media ministry called Grace to You.  It can be found on the web at www.gty.org or 800-55-GRACE.
I have received this book at no cost from Booksneeze for the purpose of review.

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