Average Joe

Average Joe

God's Extraordinary Calling to Ordinary Men

Book - 2011
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“What is happening to my life?”

Have you ever honestly asked yourself that question? As young boys, we dreamed of being pilots, firefighters, doctors, and cowboys. Now we’re older, with a wonderful wife and kids, as well as a mortgage, a minivan, and a fulfilling but not-so-glamorous job. What happened? All the dreams that once inspired us have evaporated into traffic jams, computer screens, bills, and deadlines. Why is life so ordinary?

If you think your life is nothing special, take a look at it through God’s eyes.

The revealing truth is that God chooses “ordinary,” faithful men to do His most important work—regular guys like Peter the fisherman, David the shepherd, Stephen the waiter, Gideon the farmer, Paul the tentmaker, and even Jesus the carpenter. In this engaging book, Troy Meeder blends stories about biblical characters and contemporary men to show that an “average-Joe” life, an “ordinary” existence, shapes a man’s integrity, moral stability, resolve, and strength.

The world desperately needs an army of “average Joes.” Like you.

“Troy Meeder’s heart-felt accounts from both his own personal experience and those of friends and family touch a raw nerve in your soul…. Average Joe reminds us that living a life focused on faith, family, and friends is what makes a man exceptional.”
—Rick Wiggers, average Joe and account manager

Includes a study guide for use by men’s groups.



Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : Multnomah Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1601423071
9781601423078
Branch Call Number: 248.842 MEE
Characteristics: 179 p. ; 21 cm

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