Twelve ordinary men : how the Master shaped His disciples for greatness, and what He wants to do with you

by John MacArthur

Paperback, 2006



Call number

225.9 MAC



Thomas Nelson (2006), Edition: 1st, 201 pages


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 training of the original twelve disciples for today's modern disciple - you.

User reviews

LibraryThing member CandaJaen
It is definitely a good read and I would recommend it to others with caution. Read it along with scripture so as to separate fact from speculation. There is too much speculation given as fact. Words like "seems" are used too often. There are many things we can assume based on the stereotypes of careers and culture, but not everyone fits into those molds. Also, Scripture only tells us what we need to know. We cannot assume things from Scripture that simply aren't there. It's hard to get full personality profiles based off of 2 or 3 verses. Overall, it is a pretty good read.… (more)
LibraryThing member Bonpetitepoodle
very little new information but presented in a easy format
LibraryThing member highlander6022
Very well done - helps us understand that God's people are ordinary people and with His shaping us, we can do great things.


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201 p.; 5.5 inches


0785288244 / 9780785288244


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