Friday, October 12, 2012

Twelve Unlikely Heroes book review

The group gave me a copy of this book, in return for me reviewing it. Their program is great; if you like to read Christian books and post reviews of them, visit their site and see if you want to sign up to receive books to read and review.

I wanted to read the book "Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants To Do With You" because I want to learn more about some of the unlikely heroes in the Bible and this book filled me in on their stories.
This book gives hope to Christians who have doubts, flaws and difficulty on their walk in the Christian faith, as the author, John MacArthur, shares the stories of 12 unlikely heroes of Bible times. “Mark and Onesimus: a tale of two runaways”, “Esther: for such a time as this”, “Joseph: because God meant it for good”, “Gideon and Samson: stories of weakness and strength” are just a few of the chapters about regular people who became Bible heroes.
Many of these names like Jonah, Gideon, Miriam and Samson, are familiar to me but I only know a few snippets about these people. MacArthur tells us more fully about them and their exciting stories.
For example, Esther risked her life to go before the king who had set a date to exterminate the entire Jewish population in his kingdom. In Esther 4:16 she said “And so I will go to the king, which is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.” Esther succeeded in saving her people as she risked instant death in approaching the king.
MacArthur gives us the background stories on these people, and the stories show how God can use anyone to do his work, even these unlikely people and even us.


Maple Lane said...

Thanks for the review. It sounds like a great book. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Pamela said...

I've never read anything by John McArthur that I didn't learn new truths and encourage me. Great review. I want to read this one!

DawnTreader said...

There are indeed a lot of interesting stories in the Bible that may take some explaining for us to interpret and understand because of the gap in time and culture.

Holly said...

I wanna read it! Thanks for the review!

Denise said...

Good review.