Peter. Paul. Ruth. Rahab. Jonah. Judas Iscariot. The pages of Scripture are filled with colorful characters, from fishermen to Pharisees, and faithful foreigners to rebellious prophets. The Bible presents these men and women honestly, giving us vivid portraits of their strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failures, and—above all—allowing us to see how God’s power, wisdom, and grace were displayed in their lives. Recorded in Scripture for our instruction, these are lives well worth learning from.
40 Lives in 40 Days is a devotional compilation of John MacArthur’s extensive Bible character studies. Each day, you’ll meet a seemingly ordinary person from the pages of Scripture—each of whom, by God’s grace, served an extraordinary purpose. By tracing the lives of these men and women, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for how God orchestrates various personalities, skills, successes, and even failures for His own glorious purposes. You’ll come away encouraged to trust Him, knowing that He is able to do the same in your life, too.
Get to know these biblical figures, and marvel at God’s gracious wisdom in choosing imperfect people to reveal, honor, and proclaim His perfect Son, Jesus Christ.