Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Book Review: Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Title:  Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Author:  Dr. John F. MacArthur

Publisher:  Thomas Nelson

First Copyright:  2012

Type of Book:  Hardback

General Subject Matter:  Biographical

Price:  $22.99

ISBN:  978-1-4002-0206-9

The purpose of this book is to expose twelve unlikely men and women that God chose to work through in a mighty or even miraculous way. MacArthur’s reason for publishing this expose is to give hope to all believers that God can use anyone to accomplish His purpose. MacArthur writes to show “that God delights to work through weak, imperfect and broken people in order to showcase His power, wisdom, and love.”

The theme of this book is the intimate portraits of ancient men and women. The thesis of this book is God uses ordinary men whom he empowers through this Holy Spirit to accomplish great things.

MacArthur uses both narration and exposition to develop his theme and thesis. MacArthur gives details and descriptions of each “hero” that he chose which gives us background and intimate information on each individual.

I found Twelve Unlikely Heroes to be a very interesting book. MacArthur’s research and information on each person he included in his book. He is very adept at revealing the complete person in each chapter by giving us an intimate and what is called a “three-dimensional” picture.

As usual MacArthur is extremely accurate in his portrayal of these unlikely heroes. He uses both Scriptural details and historical information to make these people come alive. This is an extremely important book for believes and Christianity.  Many believers labor under the false pretense that they can never be used by God nor do great things for him. The importance of this book is shown by the demolishing of this idea as each ordinary individual served by the backing of the Holy Spirit.

MacArthur is more than qualified to write such a valuable and important book. He is the Teaching Pastor of Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, CA. He is the President of Masters College and Seminary. He has written hundreds of books and is the author of the MacArthur New Testament Commentaries.

This book is a hardback book with an attractive dust-cover. I t has no pictures or illustrations.

This book has an epilogue, and an end note section. It has no index. There is no bibliography.

I thought the book was interesting and a very easy read. This book can be read during a long uninterrupted afternoon and evening. I would recommend this book to any level of believer. The information in the book will be helpful to all.



Yes it does sound interesting Gregg, Think I may look on Amazon here in the UK.


Anonymous said...

Looks great Gregg. Thanks for letting us know about this one. God bless you!