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Just Like Us: 15 Biblical Stories with Take-Away Messages You Can Use in Your Life

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Discover How God Can Use You, Just As He Used the Heroes and Heroines of the Bible

Learn lessons you can use in your daily life from biblical giants?Gideon, Job, Moses, Caleb, Naomi, David, Solomon, Elijah, Hezekiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, John the Baptist, Martha, Peter, and Paul. Their problems, their doubts, their triumphs are so much like ours?and their stories like ours fit into God?s plan.

"This is the best series of biographical studies of Bible characters I have seen. The ...

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Overview

Discover How God Can Use You, Just As He Used the Heroes and Heroines of the Bible

Learn lessons you can use in your daily life from biblical giants–Gideon, Job, Moses, Caleb, Naomi, David, Solomon, Elijah, Hezekiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, John the Baptist, Martha, Peter, and Paul. Their problems, their doubts, their triumphs are so much like ours–and their stories like ours fit into God’s plan.

"This is the best series of biographical studies of Bible characters I have seen. The balance of solid biblical truth and sound psychological insight is just right. It’s a valuable manual for personal study and improvement as well as a gold mine for teachers and preachers of the Bible."
–Warren W. Wiersbe, author and conference speaker

"The Bible is living history focused on ordinary personalities. Though some were anointed by God with ‘beyond the norm’ supernatural gifts and abilities, their humanness with all its weaknesses remains intact. This book helps us focus on these ordinary personalities and the spiritual lessons we can learn; particularly from this ‘humanness’ that is 24/7 reality for all of us. I recommend it highly."
–Dr. Gene A. Getz, pastor emeritus, Fellowship Bible Church North, and director, Center for Church Renewal, Plano, Texas

"If you’ve ever felt a disconnect with all those Bible heroes, Just Like Us is for you. The authors turn them into your friends and neighbors. You’ll see their fears and foibles are as common as your own and learn how to connect with God’s power as they did."
–Dr. Woodrow Kroll, president, Back to the Bible

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"Just Like Us [has] . . . tremendous application for all our lives. It make the Bible come alive!"—Ken Blanchard, co-founder, The Center for Faithwalk Leadership and co-author, The One Minute Manager and The Servant Leader

 “If you’ve ever felt a disconnect with all those Bible heroes, Just Like Us is for you. The authors turn them into your friends and neighbors. You’ll see their fears and foibles are as common as your own and learn how to connect with God’s power as they did.’—Dr. Woodrow Kroll, president, Back to the Bible

“This is the best series of biographical studies of Bible characters I have seen. The balance of solid biblical truth and sound psychological insight is just right. It’s a valuable manual for personal study and improvement as well as a gold mine for teachers and preachers of the Bible.’—Warren W. Wiersbe, author and conference speaker

 “The Bible is living history focused on ordinary personalities. Though some were anointed by God with ‘beyond the norm’ supernatural gifts and abilities, their humanness with all its weaknesses remains intact. This book helps us focus on these ordinary personalities and the spiritual lessons we can learn; particularly from this ‘humanness’ that is 24/7 reality for all of us. I recommend it highly.”—Dr. Gene A. Getz, pastor emeritus, Fellowship Bible Church North, and director, Center for Church Renewal, Plano, Texas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787969042
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/16/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Frank Minirth is founder and president of the Minirth Clinic in Richardson, Texas. He has authored or coauthored over sixty books, including the bestselling Happiness Is a Choice. He is currently featured on the national radio program "Life Perspectives" with Don Hawkins.
Don Hawkins serves as the president of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the former cohost and producer of the worldwide "Back to the Bible" radio program, has authored or coauthored over twenty books, and is host of the live nationwide call-in program "Life Perspectives."
Roy Vogel is a psychologist and board-certified psychopharmacologist based in New Jersey. He is founder of Advent Counseling Centers and host of the New Jersey radio program "Lyrics to Live By."

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
1. Gideon: An Ordinary Man with an Extraordinary Purpose 1
2. Job: Reacting to Multiple Trials 13
3. Moses: A Man of Ups and Downs 23
4. Caleb: How to Finish Well 41
5. Naomi: Battling Adversity and Bitterness 55
6. David: Defeating Life's Giants 71
7. Solomon: A Wise Man with an Achilles' Heel 87
8. Elijah: Committed but Not Perfect 101
9. Hezekiah: In Pursuit of God 111
10. Jeremiah: A Man of Many Contrasts 119
11. Daniel: A Mentally Healthy Man 133
12. John the Baptist: A Man Out of Step with Society 149
13. Martha: Focused on Performance 157
14. Peter: The Risk Taker 173
15. Paul: Insane, Obsessive, or Genius? 189
Conclusion 213
Notes 215
The Authors 221
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