Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples, and What He Wants to Do with You (with audio)

2 publishers
, 2002–2007

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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 twelve disciples for today’s modern disciple—you. This product includes the audio and Logos editions of Twelve Ordinary Men.

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Key Features

  • Examines the 12 men chosen by Jesus as his disciples
  • Explains how to turn imperfections into usable tools
  • Discusses how to be a light to others despite being less than perfect

Contents of Print Edition

  • Common Men, Uncommon Calling
  • Peter—The Apostle with the Foot-Shaped Mouth
  • Andrew—The Apostle of Small Things
  • James—The Apostle of Passion
  • John—The Apostle of Love
  • Philip—The Bean Counter
  • Nathanael—The Guileless One
  • Matthew—The Tax Collector and Thomas—The Twin
  • James—The Less; Simon—The Zealot; and Judas (Not Iscariot)—The Apostle with Three Names
  • Judas—The Traitor

Product Details

Resources Included

Twelve Ordinary Men

  • Author: John F. MacArthur
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 200

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Twelve Ordinary Men (audio)

  • Author: John F. MacArthur
  • Narrator: Lloyd James
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
  • Runtime: 7 hours
  • Product Type: Audiobook

About John F. MacArthur

John MacArthur (1939–) is a Calvinist theologian, author, editor, and teacher. He is a popular conference speaker and the president of both The Master’s College and The Master’s Seminary. He has also served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. Best known for his expository sermons, Logos has collected more than 3,000 of his sermons in the John MacArthur Sermon Archive.

MacArthur’s pulpit ministry extends around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You. In addition to producing daily radio programs for nearly 2,000 English and Spanish radio outlets worldwide, Grace to You distributes books, software, and CDs by John MacArthur. He has written hundreds of books and study guides, including the bestselling John MacArthur Essential Bible Study Library and the The MacArthur Study Bible.


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