I recently read a work from John MacArthur called Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You. This is the latest work in what seems to be a series that MacArthur has put out over recent years like Twelve Ordinary Men and Twelve Extraordinary Women.
MacArthur seeks to share some of the stories of people from the Bible that might not normally get recognized. He tells the stories of Enoch, Joseph, Miriam, Gideon, Samson, Jonathan, Mark, and Onesimus to name just a few. MacArthur seeks to take these saints who’s stories sometimes do not get the attention that others do and put a spotlight on them and how God moved in each of their lives.
One of the things that I really liked about this book was how it did shine a light on some of the characters from Scripture that often are overlooked. Also the knowledge that MacArthur shares in these pages is good as it sets a scene and helps the reader to really “know” the characters they are reading about.
I would highly recommend that you give this book a read if you haven’t already. It is not a long read, but it will intrigue you and may even help you to see some of these “unlikely heroes” in a more clear light.