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Overview John MacArthur, author of the bestseller, Twelve Ordinary Men, focuses on extraordinary women in the Bible to demonstrate how God can use both men and women in mighty ways for His kingdom.
You will be challenged and motivated by this poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women.
Twelve Extraordinary Women is a compelling chronicle of the lives and faith of Scripture's most notable women. You'll find spiritual lessons drawn directly from the trials and successes of Jesus' ancestors and earliest followers. Many of these women were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Walker Large Print
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date May 16, 2007
Publisher GALE GROUP
Edition Large Type
ISBN 1594151555 ISBN13 9781594151552
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More About John MacArthur
John MacArthur is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as author, conference speaker, president of The Master's College and featured teacher with Grace to You, an international radio broadcast. His more than six dozen books have sold millions of copies worldwide and include more than two dozen volumes of The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series.
The son of Jack MacArthur and fifth cousin of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, John MacArthur attended Bob Jones University before transferring to Los Angeles Pacific College (now Azusa Pacific University). He later obtained his Masters of Divinity from Biola University's Talbot Theological Seminary, in La Mirada, California. He graduated with honors. From 1964 to 1966, he served as an associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church, in Burbank, California and, from 1966 to 1969, as a faculty representative for Talbot Theological Seminary. Then, in 1969, he became the third pastor in the then-short history of the nondenominational Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, California.
His daily radio program, Grace to You, which is now broadcast throughout much of the world, began as an audio recording ministry to provide cassettes of his sermons to listeners. They were first broadcast in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977.
In 1985, MacArthur became the president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year, liberal arts Christian college; and, in 1986, he founded The Master's Seminary. MacArthur also received an honorary doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary[ and an honorary doctorate from Grace Graduate School.
Nearly 43 years after beginning in the pulpit of Grace Community, MacArthur completed one his own life goals of preaching through the entire New Testament on June 5, 2011, at the end of his projected target window, stated the previous January, to finish "some time in the summer." During the same interview, MacArthur projected he would complete his commentary series within another five years, some 35 years after beginning.
MacArthur is married to Patricia and they have four children and fifteen grandchildren.
John MacArthur, es el pastor-maestro de la Grace Community Church en Sun Valley, California. Ademas, es presidente de The Master's College and Seminary. Es un prolifico autor con muchos exitos de ventas. Su estilo popular de exposicion y ensenanza de la Biblia puede escucharse a diario en su programa radial de difusion internacional "Gracia a vosotros."
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Women of the Bible are always worth studying. Nov 12, 2008
John MacArthur presents women of the Bible in an easy-to-ready manner and I appreciate the depth of each presentation. However, our group of ladies was critical thinkers and if there were instances when speculation occurred on the author's part or if he interpreted the Scripture with a certain slant, we were able to compare those thoughts against the Word and determine for ourselves what the Truth truly was/is. A book can guide, as did "12 Extraordinary Women", but the Bible still is the ultimate study guide. The Bible is where life-changing verses can penetrate the heart and change lives.
12 extraordinary woman Oct 30, 2008
This book is really great! It talks about the woman in the bible but it also shows me how much similar they are to me and other woman around me. They are woman seeking God's heart just like we. The only difference it time. That was then and this is now. Us. I recommend this book to all the extraordinary women our there. Because we are EXTRAORDINARY!
not a good book Sep 18, 2008
I did not care for this book. Some of the content in this book is not only wrong, but insulting! The chapter on Mary is particularly offensive. I could not even read it. I would not recommend this book to others.
WOW! What a beautiful exposition of these women! Sep 15, 2008
This is a truly beautiful writing where the author explains the role of these women. It is thoroughly biblical and very interesting to read.
Respulsive and Insulting Jun 28, 2008
I could only get through the first two chapters before I had to put it down. I sought this book out for inspiration, but found it was sexist and insulting. I write this not because I one of those "new fangled feminist types", but because I posses a brain - a God given one. What I glean from the way the stories are presented is that the author's belief is that women exist only through men and have no real intrinsic purpose or value to God or the world, except through men.
Eve is portryaed as a pathetic figure, the author writes patronizingly about Eve's sin: "As the weaker vessel, away from her husband, but close to the forbidden tree, she was in the most vulnerable position possible..." and "...Adam's sin was deliberate (when he took the apple) and willful in a way Eve's was not. Eve was deceived". So, the author doesn't even think she deserves equal billing in the "downfall".
In chap. 2 about Sarah, when explaining how Sara and Abraham lied when they entered Egypt, saying that Sara was his sister so other men would not kill Abraham for her the author concludes: "...Abraham's motives were selfish and cowardly, and the scheme reflected a serious weakness in his faith. But Sarah's devotion to her husband is nonetheless commendable, and God honored her for it..". So, she is not a whole person in this author's view - they both lied, he calls it "cowardly" on Abraham's part, but believes God commends Sara, because she it was good she supported him - EVEN when he did something "selfish and cowardly".
As a Christian I found the simplistic and ridiculous for the 21st century. I cannot recommend this book to anyone with a brain.