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Summary

What kind of people does God use to accomplish His work?

Far from the children's 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: "God is not ashamed to be called their God" (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 unforgettable - particularly as they reveal the true Hero behind every witness, the power counterbalancing every weakness, "the Author and Finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:1).

©2012 John F. MacArthur (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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  • 09-02-20

All are great!

All books by author John MacArthur are history lessons taught in a most enjoyable and entertaining manner. Can’t wait to find another by Mr. MacArthur!

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  • Book Worm
  • 29-12-19

12 different biblical stories to learn about

I got something from everyone of the 12 biblical heroes and learned a lot of information in which I didn't know before. The stories that were picked and performance are all good. I highly recommend for people in general to fellow christians.

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  • Anastascia Michaels
  • 04-11-21

Awesome

I love this series of books and the narrators enthusiasm when reading. He helps keep me focused on the great story of the 12 unlikely hero’s the author teaches me about. I love learning new things I never connected before.