Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God by Max Lucado...very good read!! The book is actually segments from a lot of different books he's written through the years (and if you know anything about Max Lucado, you know he's written A LOT of books!) and details the lives of "common people" from the Bible. Not only were they common people, but they accomplished amazing things with God's help. This quote from the conclusion sums it up well: "If you ever wonder how in the world God could use you to change the world, look at these people. This ragbag of ne'er-do-wells and has beens, failed followers and despairing church leaders who found hope, not in their performance, but in God's proverbially open arms." (pg 219)
My favorite chapter was about Mary, Martha and Lazarus. If you don't know their story, find your Bible and read John 12. But what I loved most about this chapter is the way Max described each...we all have a place at the table. The book as a whole is a good read and the shorter chapters make for quick reading as well.
This book was provided to me as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze program. All opinions are my own.