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Twelve Ordinary Men Audiobook

Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples, and What He Wants to Do with You

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Publisher's Summary

Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God's work. Look no further than the 12 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 12 disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

©2002 John MacArthur; (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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    Bill Perkins Hawaiian Gardens, CA 03-15-13
    Bill Perkins Hawaiian Gardens, CA 03-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Difficult Listen: More dissertation than story."

    The content of this audio book was wonderful. A well-researched, accurate depiction of Biblical content. However, it wasn't the most enjoyable listen. It had the feel of a dissertation that sometimes morphed into a sermon. I absolutely love John MacArthur, so this review in no way reflects his knowledge of the bible. But, if you want to listen to a "story" about the disciples, I don't feel this hits the mark. My primary difficulty resulted from the narrator's need to cite references throughout the audio. So start with content then stop for a bibliographic reference. It really disrupted the story flow for me.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John The Colony, Texas, United States 03-05-12
    John The Colony, Texas, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Insightful and thought provoking."
    What made the experience of listening to Twelve Ordinary Men the most enjoyable?

    This book helps you to understand each of the disciples background. It gave great insight into the characteristics and how Jesus dealt with each of them. Great book for leaders who have to deal with people of differing personalities. A must read for Pastors.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Chapter two was the most impactful for me because he talked about Peter and that is who I am compared to by people. It helped me to understand more how people see me.


    Any additional comments?

    Every Pastor should have a copy of this in their library.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie S. Larue 01-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting and Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Twelve Ordinary Men again? Why?

    Yes. I learned a new way of thinking about these men.


    Any additional comments?

    Easy to listen. Reader had a very good voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian United States 07-09-12
    Brian United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very fascinating and enlightening"
    What made the experience of listening to Twelve Ordinary Men the most enjoyable?

    This was a very unique, enlightening, informative look into the apostles. I think I might have learned a few of these nuggets in a study here or there but never would have had it all just specifically laid out for me. Knowing each of their characters, strengths and mostly weaknesses and how God used them was inspiring. If He can do something amazing with these flawed men why not me too?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very informative and insightful.


    What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I probably would never have read this book, but I sure loved listening to it. That's the great thing about audio books.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The story of ordinary men God used in extraordinary ways.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Little Rock, AR, United States 02-16-15
    Donna Little Rock, AR, United States 02-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great information about the Apostles"

    I loved this book. His descriptions of the everyday lives of these men makes them very human. This is the first book I have read written by John MacArthur and I plan to check on more of his books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    RUAble 11-01-16
    RUAble 11-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "increasing my faith"

    I am closer to the Lord because of this book. it is odd to learn about the people surrounding Jesus increased my knowledge of Him. I will certainly keep this book and listen again, even multiple times.

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    Greg Hoole 10-21-16
    Greg Hoole 10-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Now I understand."

    This book did a brilliant job of stitching all thr Gospels as well as part of Acts together.

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    Margie 07-14-16
    Margie 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Extraordinary"

    I really enjoyed the book . So many good points for everyday life.



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    Brandon 06-12-16
    Brandon 06-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    it was a little hard to follow at times. the narration is a bit monotone. but the overall message is good.

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    Anm8tor 02-28-16
    Anm8tor 02-28-16
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    "Will be listening again"

    Amazed at how much there was to learn about these icons of Faith! I'm sure I'll get more the next time I listen.

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