Hebrews 11:32-40 says, "And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell…of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect."
Therefore, chapter one of this text will identify how those people had become heroes of the Faith and how anyone can be a hero of the Faith. After that two stories will be shared about Abel. One story will be shared about Enoch. Six stories will be shared about Noah. Ten stories will be shared about Abraham. One story each will be shared about Sarah, Isaac, and Jacob. Five stories will be shared about Moses. One story each will be shared about Joshua and Rahab. Two stories will be shared about Gideon. One story will be shared about Barak. Two stories will be shared about Samson. One story each will be shared about Jephthah and Samuel. Four stories will be shared about David. One story will be shared about Solomon. Three stories will be shared about Elijah. One story each will be shared about Elisha and the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace. Two stories will be shared about Daniel. One story will be shared about Jonah. After that, a brief word of those saints indirectly referenced by the last eight verses of the chapter will be given. In all, this text will share fifty stories about the heroes of the Faith. Then the final chapter of this text will share some significant closing thoughts. One in particular is that a lot of theological truth can be seen through the lives of many of the heroes of the Faith.
The purpose for a text like this one is NOT just to tell a few Bible stories. Instead it is to show how ANYONE can become a hero of the Faith. Everything begins by seeking the Lord with all of one's heart, by committing oneself to Him, by trusting in Him, and then by entering into a personal relationship with Him. But it does not end there. Therefore, at the end of each story will be a "Life Application" section that shows how a SAVED person can grow in the Lord and actually become a hero of the Faith. The Lord is longsuffering because He does not want anyone to leave this existence NOT SAVED. But after that, He is looking for some saints that want to be His heroes in this life. One should note that his book is different than most of my other books. It is not argumentative. It only contains a very few outside references. It also does not contain any Hebrew or Greek words although a few brief references to the original Hebrew and Greek languages are mentioned.