Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You
Title: Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Length: 8 hrs. 8 min.
What kind of people does God use to accomplish His work?Far from the childrenÆs 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: ôGod is not ashamed to be called their Godö (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 unforgettableùparticularly as they reveal the true Hero behind every witness, the power counterbalancing every weakness, ôthe Author and Finisher of our faithö (Hebrews 12:1).