Twelve Unlikely Heroes:
How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You
By John MacArthur
Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur provides short biography of
12 biblical characters: Enoch, Joseph, Miriam (Moses' sister), Gideon
and Samson, Jonathan, Jonah,
Esther, John the Baptist, James the brother of Jesus, and Mark and
Onesimus. Each character sketch is given and the lessons we learn is summarized. Though these twelve are called heroes, the Real Hero is God as the author rightly mentions. It is easy and quick read. But also each character sketch acts as an start to conduct a in depth study.
Each character had their own flaws but ultimately were used by God to fulfill His purposes.
A good book overall.
(I’ve received this complimentary book from Thomas Nelson Publishing House through the Book Sneeze program in exchange for a review. A positive review was not required and the views expressed in my review are strictly my own.)
The world wants people who could remember. As I was a
student I was appreciated for my memory skills and scolded for my
Though remembering is good, at times it becomes a problem.
To love someone you need to selectively forget some of the wrong things they
have done. In 1 Corinthians 13, we read “Love keeps no record of the wrongs…”
I have a notebook where I record blog ideas or sermon ideas
that flashes in my mind. If I don’t record
I tend to forget all of them. We record so that it would help us remember our
Some keep record of all the wrong things people do to them.
Though not in a notebook, they write it down in their heart.
Bible teaches us that one of the elements of Loving is not
to keep records of the wrongs people do to us.
My prayer today is to remember to forget the wrongs of
people in my life because I want to practice Love. Love keeps no record of the
It is a old axiom that one may do without loving but that is impossible to love without doing. This is the short yet powerful message of Love Does written by Bob Goff.
With unbelievable stories he proves that chapter after chapter that Loving is Doing. As in 1 John 3:18, let us not love with words and tongue but with actions...Bob tells us that Love is best expressed in action.
This is such a refreshing book that will help us focus on doing things in other life.
At the end of the book you even have Bob's number. You can call him and ask for yourselves if these stories are true. :)...I did and he spoke. wow. How cool is that.
I would highly recommend this book. Your live will become an action packed one.
Ian Cron is a beautiful storyteller. And as he tells his
story it captivates you. Cron writes with humor, and honesty. It is the story of a son longing to know he is
loved by his father. It’s also a story about Jesus and what it means to be in
relation to him.
It’s a beautiful story that connects with us and helps us
discover our story.
I recommend this book. Jesus-My-Father-The-CIA