Who is your hero? And why? OK, if I had to narrow it down to Bible characters, and I further narrowed it down by saying you can't say "Jesus" or "God" (or any of their other names), then who is your Bible hero, and why?
There are plenty of notable Bible heroes, and mine probably changes daily. I've always liked the story of Ehud, the left-handed "judge" of Israel who slew King Eglon while the fat king took a dump, but he's not my hero.
I like the boy Samuel in the Temple - even despite being mentored by incompetent Eli, he heard God speak. Maybe he's my hero.
But over all, I think I like Paul - his perseverance was incredible, and he remained joyful in spite of every attempt to steal his joy. I love the scene with him singing while imprisoned, and his remarkable calm while shipwrecked is inspiring, but I think what makes him my hero is his thorn in the flesh. I don't know what it was (possibly blindness, but that seems too simple - in a complete matter of personal conjecture), but he struggled with it. In spite of his struggles, he remained joyful and a hard worker for Jesus Christ, whom he had persecuted.
So, who is your Bible hero, and why?