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by John MacArthur

Profiles the disciples as ordinary men with relatable human failings, drawing on the teachings of Jesus to explain how modern Christians can transform their weaknesses into strengths.
Download Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness and What He Wants to Do With You epub
ISBN: 0849917735
ISBN13: 978-0849917738
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Ministry & Evangelism
Author: John MacArthur
Language: English
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc; 14th Printing edition (October 1, 2002)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1682 kb
FB2 size: 1218 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 683
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The book is good as far as the contents and intentions, but it’s extremely too long. If you’re one of those who loves to read then that’s fine, but I like to get to the point. Also, if you don’t have an extremely high college vocabulary, you’re gonna spend more time in the dictionary than the book. I have quit reading because of this, not everyone has the ability to to have a huge vocabulary. I feel that any time you give direction, guidance or any kind of advice in Christ or anything related to understanding the nature of, it should be written or explained so that everyone, including people who haven’t been to college, can understand it. I apologize if I sound rude, but I feel this way because I want everyone to learn about Christ and books like this one makes it difficult when it should be easy. So, that’s why I’m not recommending this book to anyone. If you’re looking for a good book that easier to understand check out “god’s at war”, also on Amazon.
The book gives excellent insight into the lives of the 12 men Jesus chose to plant his church. Ordinary, nothing particularly special. MacArthur takes a few liberties in writing but sticks with the facts. Usually when he offers an idea or opinion he points that out. I enjoy his writing. Worth the read regardless. Why do the research when it's been done for you. Used this book while teaching the first 2 chapters of Mark.
Very well written in easy English - no post-doctorate theologian. My small group enjoyed this study very much and because of McArthur's easy writing style, I am sure we will look at more of his study guides. The accompanying workbook is also very much in depth, but was a huge aid to understanding the study.
Used this book for our group Bible Study. Everyone benefitted from MacArthur's teaching on the apostles. Helps you see that no matter what you do for a living or what station in life you were born into, you are God's hands and feet and made to magnify His glorious Name. Easy to read.
Well written, easy to read, and full of good information. This book presents the apostles as Jesus saw them and as they were, twelve ordinary men.
Perhaps I'm just not ready for this book. I am greatly preferential to books that "directly give guidance" on how to better live a Christian life. This book does not do this; rather you could infer inspiration by the ordinary who did lead extraordinary lives as Christians... or at least deepen your knowledge of the apostles. The book was also a little slow and redundant. Things that could be stated in 1 paragraph were shared in a page... It was not an easy book to "get into".

I recommend this book for only for people who are extremely mature in their spiritual journey... such as pastors or theologians.
The author did an excellent job keeping my interest from beginning to end. He explained the different personality traits and backgrounds of the men in an understandable format. It amazes me how GOD used, and still uses, people from all walks of life and backgrounds to fulfill HIS purpose. I'm thankful my Pastor recommended this book.
We are doing this in Discipleship Training at our church. It is clear and concise and full of information about the disciples. He takes each one and goes into his personality and the shows how God used each ordinary man in miraculous ways.