Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Twelve Unlikely Heroes Review

Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur is about twelve people in the Bible and why God chose them to do His will. The twelve people are:
  • Enoch
  • Joseph
  • Miriam
  • Gideon and Samson
  • Jonathan
  • Jonah
  • Esther
  • John the Baptist
  • James
  • Mark and Onesimus
 I liked the history behind Enoch because I really haven't read much about him before. I also started to think about how old people got back then and how this was even possible.
I loved the chapter about Esther, it brought a different side to the story I hadn't thought about before.
James, the brother of Jesus, was a chapter I enjoyed a lot as well, thinking back to when Jesus was a little boy and what that must have been like.

The other chapters in the book are good but are a brief overview of those people and their lives. I would have liked to read more about the history behind the times and the people than was written. Granted the author is fitting twelve people's lives into one book. It makes me want to read a book about just one of the people for a more in depth understanding.

Overall this is a great read and I enjoyed reading it!

"I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishing through their Booksneeze program. This is my honest opinion of the book."

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