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Twelve Ordinary Men (2002)

by John MacArthur

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Very interesting book. Fast read. Will use as basis for upcoming Bible study. However, a little wordy by about 15 percent. Thankfully, God still works through ordinary people! ( )
  Luke_Brown | Sep 10, 2016 |
Very well done - helps us understand that God's people are ordinary people and with His shaping us, we can do great things. ( )
  highlander6022 | Mar 16, 2016 |
This is an excellent book that provides insight into the disciples. I saw myself in many of these men. ( )
  garets86 | Jun 26, 2010 |
John MacArthur provides a good character study of each of twelve important historical figures: Jesus' apostles. He does well even with not having much to work with -- some of the apostles barely garner more than a few appearances in the Bible.

Fitting with his theme, MacArthur tries to prove the apostles' "ordinariness" by pointing out character flaws or weaknesses in each one. These flaws are illustrated by various Biblical quotations, although one or two seem to be a stretch. Then he turns each story into a commentary on how to live more spiritually.

The book might have been a little longer if MacArthur had used extra-Biblical sources; the only time "tradition" is used is when ending each chapter, hinting at the apostles' later lives and eventual deaths. ( )
1 vote legallypuzzled | Mar 15, 2009 |
very little new information but presented in a easy format ( )
  Bonpetitepoodle | Oct 24, 2008 |
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To Irv Busenitz, for his loyal friendship and devoted service over three decades. Irv is a true teacher and selfless servant who has faithfully invested his own life in the lives of other men who come to study at The Master's Seminary. Irv is the ideal model of both disciple and disciple-maker, having dedicated himself to fulfilling 2 Timothy 2:2: "The things you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
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More than twenty years ago, while preaching through the Gospel of Matthew, I gave a series of character studies on the twelve apostles.

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From the time Jesus began His public ministry in His hometown of Nazareth, He was enormously controversial.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0849917735, Hardcover)

Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the twelve 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 twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

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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 twelve 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 twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.… (more)

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