|Sometimes, as we read the Bible, we get the feeling that those people we read about somehow had special powers. We read about Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac, Daniel surviving in the den of lions, Esther risking her life for her people and other great encounters and we are tempted to see these people not just as heroes but perhaps as superheroes.
As a result, we unconsciously put Bible characters on a different scale. We see them as people who lived in a different world. We often forget that the heroes of faith we read about and seek to learn from faced challenges similar to those we face. The Bible speaks of Elijah as a “man of like passions” (James 5:17)… that is, he was a human being, even as we are. That is where the title of this book came from.
In the pages of this book, we learn from the lives of 7 characters in the Bible and unveil the connections that we have with these people that we read about.