But that storyline is also true of the great sagas of the Bible. Hebrews Chapter 11 is the Bible's "Who's Who of Faith" and we speak of its many characters as "heroes of faith." It was not their hyperbolic physiques or superior intelligence that made them heroic, but simply their faith in God. Faith made them "almost as omnipotent as God, by borrowed power of its divinity." It transformed the ordinary into extraordinary.
The writer to the Book of Hebrews thus parades in front of our eyes these men and women and holds their faith up for our study. Despite their character or personality flaws, their faith sparkles and dazzles, challenging our imagination and provoking us to climb higher.