In today’s world, the word hero gets tossed around a lot and the image that pops into your mind is probably a pretty epic one. Thanks to comic books and movies, you might imagine someone flying around in a cape or an invisible airplane. Or you might picture someone who swoops into impossible situations to save the day with superhuman strength. But in real life heroes are ordinary people just like you. In BibleForce The First Heroes Bible you will see how God also called upon ordinary people to achieve the most amazing things making them the first true heroes. When you put your faith in God you can make a difference. Those caped heroes of your imagination might save lives but as a hero of faith you can help save souls by shining the light of God into the darkness of the world.
The ultimate Hero and Son of God
Jesus came into this world in a humble beginning in Bethlehem. He was born of a virgin mother and was brought up as the son of a carpenter in Nazareth in Galilee.
Builder of The Ark & The Last Good Man
Noah was a good man in a bad world. Since the days of Adam, mankind had grown steadily more evil, and God was filled with anger and disappointment.
The Chosen One & Founder of a New Nation
Abram (meaning “exalted father” in Hebrew), who was later renamed Abraham (“father of many nations”), grew up in Ur in Mesopotamia.
Father of a Nation
Jacob—a name which has been interpreted as “to follow” or “to supplant”—was the son of Isaac, and the grandson of Abraham.
The Dreamer with a Coat of Many Colors
Joseph was one of twelve brothers—the second youngest—but he was his father Jacob’s favorite son, as he was the first son of Rachel, and was born to his father in Jacob’s old age.
The Deliverer & Leader of the Israelites from Egypt
The man known for delivering the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt started life in a period of great danger for Hebrews.
Israelite Warrior for God & Victor of Jericho
Joshua had big boots to fill, as he was the successor to Moses—the hero who had led the Israelites out of Egypt.
Gods Soldier & Leader of the 300
An angel came to him and told him he had been chosen to save Israel. Gideon asked him to send a sign to show that it was truly God who was calling him.
Gods Strong Man & Nazarite Holy Man
Samson was the son of Manoah. Manoah and his wife had long hoped for a child, but Manoah’s wife was barren.
The Faithful and Grandmother of King David
Ruth lived during the time of the judges. She came from the land of Moab, where Naomi and her husband Elimelech had brought their two sons during a time of great famine.
The King Maker
Samuel was the last of the judges and the first true prophet of Israel. His childless mother, Hannah, prayed to God for a child, and he answered her prayers, for she became pregnant.
From Shepherd to King & Slayer of Goliath
David was a shepherd boy, and the youngest son of Jesse of Bethlehem. With seven healthy brothers all older than him, he seemed an unlikely choice when Samuel the prophet turned up to anoint the future king of Israel.
The Wise King
As the son of King David, Solomon had a hard act to follow. Without doubt, he started off on the right note, for when God came to him in a dream and asked him what he wanted
Slayer of Idols & A Dedicated Prophet of God
Elijah was a mighty prophet of the Lord. Not much is known of the background of this man from Tishbe, in Upper Galilee, but he stood out as a champion of the Lord in a time of great wickedness.
Prophet of Deliverance, Gods Messenger
Early in his ministry, Isaiah saw an amazing vision. When he heard the voice of the Lord asking who he should send as his messenger
Prophet of Doom & A Man of Sadness
Jeremiah, a son of a priest, was called to serve God at an early age. His first reaction was to shrink from the call, claiming that he was too young, that he did not have the right words.
Prophet of Hope & A Receiver of Visions
While Ezekiel grew up in Jerusalem and served as a priest in the holy temple, when the city fell to Babylonian forces he was among the second group of captives taken into exile.
The Sufferer & A Sinner
We are not told clearly exactly when Job lived, though some scholars believe he lived in the time of the Patriarchs. Nor do we know exactly where the land of Uz was located.
A Nobel Prophet and Tamer of the Lions
From the start, Daniel showed great promise. He was intelligent and hardworking, finding favor with the king, and was made one of the king’s advisors.
A Heroic Queen. Brave, Wise and Beautiful
The winner of what was possibly the world’s first beauty contest, Esther is one of the Old Testament’s true heroines. In the period of the exile of the Jews from Jerusalem
A Reluctant Profit saved by the Whale
Jonah is well known as the prophet who tried to run away from God. The son of Amittai, Jonah was called upon by God to deliver a message to the people of Nineveh, to warn them about their wickedness and to prophesy disaster.
The Man Behind the Wall & Protector of Jerusalem
Like Daniel, Nehemiah was another Hebrew who managed to thrive in exile, rising to the position of cupbearer to the Persian king, Artaxerxes I—a role of significant importance.
The Priest – Reader of Laws
Ezra was a religious leader of the Jews who returned to Jerusalem after their time in exile in Babylon. His father was Seraiah, the high priest, and he was descended from Aaron, the brother of Moses.
John The Baptist
Proclaimer of the Messiah
From his birth, John the Baptist was set apart by God for a special purpose. The long-awaited child of Zechariah the priest, and his wife Elizabeth, a relative of Mary, John was the one of whom Isaiah had spoken so very long ago.
Spreading the Word
Paul’s life is an amazing story of redemption—how one of the fiercest enemies of the Christians became the greatest Christian missionary of all time.