I just got through going through Max Lucado’s latest book, “The Lucado Inspirational Reader: Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life.” It is not only an awe inspiring daily reader, but also an incredible resource for pastors and teachers. It is a compilation of all his previous works compiled by subject. This book is loaded with all of Lucado’s best stuff. I eagerly reread stories that touched and stirred my soul years ago. They were just as powerful and inspiring as when I first read them. I find that Max’s books are so inspiring and I was so excited to read such a compilation covering the 25 years of his ministry.
The book is extremely well made with thick pages. There was an extremely helpful Topical as well as sources Index in the back of the book. The only thing I would have loved to see would be a Scriptural Index. I found myself making my own Scriptural Index in the back of the book so I would be able to look up stories and illustrations based on a Scripture. I also had a little trouble with the font that was used in reading the page numbers and Scriptural references. Other than those two thing, I find “The Lucado Inspirational Reader,” well worth the time and effort to read. I’ve already dog-eared a couple of stories that I plan on reading to my family.
I recieved this book free in exhange for an honest and nonbiased review of it’s contents.
Max Lucado’s, “Max On Life, was a book that really fed my soul. It was extremely well written and very relevant. It’s a beautiful compilation of all the types of questions Max has received in his many years of ministry. Lucado has a way of answering each other them in a masterful way.
“Max on Life,” is not a book of pat answers, but rather it’s book that will deepen your faith in God. It’s a book that you can pick up and read at any place. It is divided into 7 major sections: (1) Hope (2) Hurt (3) Help (4) Him/Her (5) Home (6) Have/Have-Nots (7) Hereafter. It’s exhaustively indexed with a Subject and Scripture index which makes it real easy to find what your looking for.
The book is good for both individual and group study. I recommend NOT going straight to the answers, but to struggle with each of the questions on your own and THEN read what Max has to say.
The book was extremely easy to read and I give it a 5 Star rating!
I received this book free through the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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“What would happen… (I know this a crazy thought.) But what would happen if all the churches agreed, on any given day, to change their names simply to “church”? What if any reference to any denomination were removed and we were all just Christians? And then when people chose which church to attend, they wouldn’t do so by the sign outside. They’d do so by the hearts of the people inside. And then when people were asked what church they attended, their answer would be just a location, not a label. And then we Christians wouldn’t be known for what divides us; instead, we’d be known for what unites us –our common Father.” – Taken from “Max On Life,” by Max Lucado. p107-108
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I shared the following from Max Lucado’s book GENTLE THUNDER last Sunday. Some of you asked for a copy so here it is…
“Some time ago I came upon a fellow on a trip who was carrying a Bible. “Are you a believer?” I asked him. “Yes,” he said excitedly. Continue reading
Let me say first of all that I love Max Lucado’s writings. His stories are so relevant and his one liners often pack a big punch. In fact, I find myself Tweeting many of his one liners.
That being said, “The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible – NKJV: Inspirational Applications for Living Your Faith,” was HUGE step up from my previous Lucado’s previous Study Bible, “The Inspirational Study Bible – NCV. ” Yes, many of the previous notes are carried over to the new Study Bible; but more notes are added and the type is bigger and easier to read. The majority of the stories are from his best seller books which left me wanting to go back and read them again. The folks at Thomas Nelson obviously heeded people’s advice on how to improve Lucado’s previous Study Bible.