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.
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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.
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.
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.
Every Pastor should have a copy of this in their library.
Yes. I learned a new way of thinking about these men.
Easy to listen. Reader had a very good voice.
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?
Very informative and insightful.
I probably would never have read this book, but I sure loved listening to it. That's the great thing about audio books.
The story of ordinary men God used in extraordinary ways.
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.
I throughly enjoyed this audio book, John MacArthur has always done a great job of providing detail, encouragement and high challenge. Going over each apostle he provides for us a different way at looking not only at the apostles themselves but at us. For we are all ordinary, called to serve the Master.
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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