Sunday, April 29, 2012

God's Extraordinary Calling to Ordinary Men

Troy Meeder writes this exciting book, Average Joe: God's Extraordinary Calling to Ordinary Men.  It discusses how ordinary people add up to make a big difference in serving God.  Personally, I thought this book can have parallels in real life, where each person doing something small can lead to a huge impact in the society we live in.

The first section is about two stories: The Island and The Hole, both documenting about life as youth and growing up.

The second section describes several personas.  We meet everyday people: the gardener, the mark, the soldier, the cowboy and the mentor.  Everyday Average Joes end up become extraordinary people by doing their part.  We see resemblance in all large organizations, where each person's work adds up to a bigger picture.

Later, we hear stories about the friend, the test, the deep, the boy, the round pen and the rock.  Each of these chapters provide an exciting account of different stories.

The end of the book has a wonderful study guide which makes this a perfect read for fellowship groups and  mid-week discussions.  I would recommend it for male groups especially, since this book does have that focus.

I would also encourage you to look at the sneak peek provided by the publisher:


Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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