Average Joe: God’s Extraordinary Calling to Ordinary Men looks at how God consistently calls regular guys to do His will in amazing ways. David was a shepherd boy. Paul was a tent-maker. Even Jesus was raised by a carpenter. God doesn’t need us to be extraordinary in order to use us.

Troy Meeder tells the story of average Joes–cowboys, soldiers, gardeners, sailors–whom God has used in his life to teach him amazing things about following God. And God calls average men in the midst of average lives to follow Him in not-so-average ways.

While Average Joe is written for the average man who spends his weekend mowing the lawn and changing oil in the car, the stories will appeal to more of the outdoors man, the manly man. Still, the reminder that we are called to live fully in God, beyond the averageness of life, is a good reminder for all of us.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.