Convinced that the twelve men in all human history most worth knowing were the Twelve whom Jesus chose to be with him, Asbury Smith has written a stimulating, colorful and informative account of the twelve disciples. Because the New Testament material is meager at best, and positively lacking at some points that are vital to the understanding of these first Christians, the author has drawn freely, but with discrimination, from tradition as well as contemporary historical writing outside the New Testament. The result is a series of warm, life-like portraits of very human men who responded to Jesus in such measure as made possible the establishment and growth of the Christian Church. These studies not only reveal more of the disciples to the reader, they also make it plain that what God was able to accomplish with fishermen and tax collectors yesterday he can do with men in mills and markets today. The book is addressed to these men of today. Both laymen and ministers will find it helpful and challenging.