Out of the Ordinary: God's Hand at Work in Everyday Lives

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C. S. Lewis observed that you can't study human beings, you can only know them. In Out of the Ordinary, you'll get to know a few of the characters who populate the pages of the Bible.

Some of the individuals David Roper introduces here are well known--either for good, for evil, or for both. Many others, however, go virtually unnoticed. They lived quiet lives, known only for a crisis or a responsibility that propelled them into the limelight for one brief moment.

"These people ...

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Overview

C. S. Lewis observed that you can't study human beings, you can only know them. In Out of the Ordinary, you'll get to know a few of the characters who populate the pages of the Bible.

Some of the individuals David Roper introduces here are well known--either for good, for evil, or for both. Many others, however, go virtually unnoticed. They lived quiet lives, known only for a crisis or a responsibility that propelled them into the limelight for one brief moment.

"These people intrigue me," says the author, "because they enshrine a great truth: God takes delight in nobodies, invests them with beauty and greatness, and uses them to touch the world with grace and truth."

"As such," David concludes, "they are like us--ordinary people in ordinary places doing ordinary things. In them we catch a glimpse of ourselves and the holy work God is doing in and through us, for it is 'out of the ordinary' that God's extraordinary work is done"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572931077
  • Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 653,646
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

David Roper served as a pastor for many years. Now, he and his wife, Carolyn, offer encouragement and counsel to pastoral couples through Idaho Mountain Ministries. David is author of thirteen books, including Every Day Is a New Shade of Blue, A Burden SharedThe God Who Walks Beside Us and Seeing God, and is a regular and popular writer for Our Daily Bread. Over 630,000 of his books are in print.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2003

    Wonderful Daily Insight

    I enjoyed this book because it provided insight into some of the sometimes overlooked stories and characters of the Bible. The chapters are very short and easy to get through. Roper's writing style is warm and uplifting. Be sure to have your Bible handy and read the introductory scripture before reading the devotional to get the most benefit.

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