Messed Up Men Of The Bible – Book Review

Messed Up Men Of The Bible

Messed Up Men Of The Bible – Book Review

Once upon a time, I thought that the Bible really wasn’t relevant to my life. I thought that the stories of old – while interesting at times – really didn’t have a lot to do with me or with life in the 21st century. I struggled to find common ground that connected me with the people I was reading about.

And then, one day, God opened my eyes and revealed something amazing to me.

The Bible is filled with stories of real people, with real struggles – people who are just like you and me!

If you have trouble understanding how the stories in the Bible connect to your life – or if you feel that God could never use you in any way for his purposes because of (fill in the blank) – then consider Messed Up Men Of The Bible – Seeing The Men In Your Life Through God’s Eyes by Tina Samples & Dave Samples essential reading for you!

In Messed Up Men Of The Bible, the authors explore the lives of 12 well-known men from the Bible – some who are biblical heroes and some who are biblical villains! In each chapter, you’ll discover how God used all of these men, in spite of their foibles and faults, to fulfill His purposes.

You’ll also receive plenty of tips on how to deal with the “messed up men” in your lives!

Of course, as you’re reading this book, you’re likely to see yourself and your struggles on its pages as well…

What I love about Messed Up Men Of The Bible is that its focus is not on how to “fix” others but on how to help others to rise above their own man-made messes so that they can fulfill their God-ordained destinies.

Messed Up Men Of The Bible is an encouraging and inspirational book that every woman of God should read.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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About Dave & Tina Samples

Dave and Tina Samples

Dave Samples is the Lead Pastor of Tolar Baptist Church in Tolar, Texas. He has held numerous denominational leadership positions and has served as a chaplain in the US Navy and in local fire and police departments. In 2008, he was nominated as Windsor, Colorado’s Person of the Year in recognition of his efforts to provide disaster relief following a devastating tornado.

Tina Samples, his wife, is a “Mess Manager” with a background and mountain of wounds the Lord has helped her to climb and conquer. Her passion is writing, teaching, speaking, and helping women who are wounded.

Together, Dave and Tina have two sons, Jaren and Zach, and one granddaughter, Abigail.


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  1. Vickie says:

    What a interesting read this would be! I think we all have that misconception that everyone was perfect in the bible.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great point Vickie! What I also found interesting was the diversity of men discussed. I wasn’t surprised to find Peter in the book, for example – I was looking forward to reading his chapter – but I was surprised to see chapters on Nebuchadnezzar (can you imagine living with him?!) and the demoniac (an oppressed outcast) – truly surprising choices!

  2. Vicki says:

    This sounds like a book I would enjoy.

    I’m doing another read of the Bible this year. I’m only up to chapter 22 in Numbers, but there have already been a lot of people who were far from perfect.

    It’s funny, but every time I read the Bible, I catch something that I haven’t caught before. I’m reading the KJ version this year, but next year I think I’ll re-read my New Living Translation again.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I know exactly what you mean Vicki – God is really opening my eyes to so many nuances during my study this year!

      Have an amazing week and thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Leslie says:

    This reminds me of a Heroes and Villains sermon series our church did in 2016. It was amazing and this book sounds that way, too. Thanks for participating in the #LMMLinkup.

  4. This sounds like an incredible book! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

  5. Debbie W. says:

    People just like us and WORSE!

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