Book Review - Twelve Unlikely Heroes
Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur is a captivating read. From the start, one of the overall themes is that God is in control, and that we can trust Him for the outcome.
Through Scriptural stories, we learn that God’s mighty power can override human weakness to accomplish His sovereign purposes—stories such as Gideon and Samson. Jonathan demonstrates a fearless faith. He placed his faith firmly in the promised will and power of God. Through Jonah, we see that God is the sovereign creator and supreme judge. Mark and Onesimus show us that heroes are people who do not run away.
This book reveals that the Lord “does not limit His kingdom work to one kind of person.” It’s the kind of reminder we all need as everyday people who serve a mighty God. Through MacArthur’s insights, our hearts are reassured, rekindled, and impassioned to step up our faith and stand firm for God. MacArthur touches on stories that are familiar, but breaks them down and helps us to see God’s movement in their lives. The best part? He shows us how we can apply this knowledge to everyday life.
I found Twelve Unlikely Heroes to be encouraging, heartening, and educational. I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy a historical Christian perspective and church leaders.
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