Monday, October 1, 2012

12 Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You by John MacArthur is a book designed to show you how God used real people and how he can use you.

In church and Sunday school we often hear about these amazing, brave, courageous people whose will is unfaltering and whose faith is steady. It's easy to forget (or to simply overlook) that the people Jesus chose to surround himself with were very, very real. They were broken. They were imperfect. They sinned. They made mistakes. They made bad choices and they didn't always listen. They were human.

I generally enjoy John MacArthur's books because he isn't afraid to dive into hard topics and address big issues in a way that is understandable. His books are encouraging but don't sugarcoat the truth. MacArthur also has a very solid understanding not only of what the Bible says, but of the time period in which Biblical events took place.

For example, the chapter about Enoch does much more than simply discuss his life. It also discusses the geography and climate of the earth during that time, as well as the culture. This chapter also does more than just focus on Enoch. MacArthur is quick to reference other applicable Bible passages that correlate with the verses about Enoch.

If you're looking for something that will help you learn more about the Bible and more about God, this book definitely offers that. MacArthur doesn't simply hand you a Bible and say, "Here, you should probably read this." Instead, he breaks down scripture in a realistic way that anyone can understand and relate to.

Even fancy cats can enjoy this book!


  1. This sounds like a really interesting book, I will have to check it out!

  2. Oh this would make the perfect gift for my best friend. I love finding great Christmas gift ideas. Thanks for the review!