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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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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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    Debbie W. Rayl Myrtle Beach, S.C., US 06-11-17
    Debbie W. Rayl Myrtle Beach, S.C., US 06-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Very informative and easy to
    Understand. Highly recommend. This book brings out important points. Try it

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    joe bateman 05-27-17
    joe bateman 05-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great reminder"

    Enjoyed listening. Serves as a great reminder that ordinary believers. sinners. those who think they are not good enough can turn to God. be lead by God and serve him. Even if we fall. He can help us up. We can truly get to know Jesus on a personal level. walk in faith daily and be lead by him. It is a struggle at times. Great at times and unfortunately forgotten at times. This book helped me identify with the apostles. what I have in common and what I need to work on. I recommend this book to anyone seeking a relationship with God. For personal development and how to be lead our lives for the better each day.

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    Victor H. Hicks II 05-21-17
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    "A God-led insight of Jesus' closest disciples"

    I learned much about God's divine plan for carrying-out Jesus' earthly ministry, and disseminating the gospel after the ascension.
    A God-led insight on Jesus' closest disciples.

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    michael Egurrola 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "In such great detail for these men!"

    It's one of the most useful books that describes the attitude of Jesus when picking them.

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    Albert Slocomb 03-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "More Than Just Facts"

    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.

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