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Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the 12 disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men - fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots - and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ's careful, hands-on training of the original 12 disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

©2006 John F. MacArthur (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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  • Juan Rios
  • 08-02-21

Better understanding of the disciples.

kinda lengthy,but full of information of the disciples. Given a better understanding of how also the motivation of each one. Able to debunk of best information of the disciples. Had to purchase the book for deep study, and research. recommend ...

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  • David W.
  • 25-02-21

Not worth it

Honestly I couldn’t get past the second chapter. I was really looking forward to it because I think it could be an amazing topic. But unfortunately there is nothing inspiring or really even that novel or interesting in this book. In chapter 2 he used Peter’s and Jesus’ conversation in the Garden of Gethsemane to make a biblical case for the death penalty - even if you believe in the death penalty this seems like a strange time and place to make the argument. Following this he uses a discussion surrounding Peter and leadership to blame the use of Ritalin and anti-depressants as the cause of the increase in school shootings in the US. Whether you agree with these arguments or not, they seem at best out of place and not relevant to a conversation of the men Jesus chose as his disciples. In my opinion this book is not worth the time.

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  • Garry Barnett
  • 15-02-21

Great information

Was a fantastic book to read, but the author repeats him self to much, that is anoyning.