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, continuous training of the original twelve disciples for today’s modern disciple - you.
Twelve Ordinary Men| Posted March 15, 2010
I read the entire book, Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur (W Publishing Group, 198 pgs) in only two days in preparation for preaching through the last half of John 1 which tells of Jesus' first encounter with five men who would later be His disciples (Andrew, Peter, Philip, Nathanael, and one unnamed). It was a fascinating treatment of all that the gospels reveal about the twelve disciples. MacArthur brought together everything the New Testament taught about each of those men in a fascinating “harmony of the gospels” style treatment of their lives, ministry and eventual deaths. A great book that will cause you to appreciate the fact that God uses ordinary men and women for extraordinary things. I learned a tremendous amount!
Very Detailed| Posted October 09, 2009
This book goes into great detail of the disciples. It talks about God's purpose for these men and why they were chosen. A good informative read and a great study tool.
In Depth| Posted June 20, 2009
Each Apostle has their own separate chapter. MacArthur has in depth analysis of their persona and mindset. It culminates into the knowledge of each part of our personalities.