Do you love Max Lucado? I know he is one of my favorites and I am always anxious to get my hands on his books!
Glory Days is his newest book that comes out tomorrow! Yay!
What I love most about Max Lucado’s writing is his straight forward approach. He takes scripture, puts it with some deep ideas breaking it all down, but delivers it in a way that everyone can understand it. Really. You do not have to have a seminary degree to grasp the truths he is sharing and this is true again in his book Glory Days.
Max takes Joshua, one of my favorite Bible Heroes and takes each step of his journey and makes it a lesson for you and me. My favorite chapter is “Don’t forget to remember” – this has been something I have wanted to physically do in our home. Collect some stones that represent times in our lives that God worked a miracle. One reason is to remember what He already did so that we can cling to the promise of what he will do. I love when Max is sharing his stress over finishing a book, and his daughter “sweetly” reminds him of all the books he has finished, and how he has never missed a deadline! Don’t you love when our kids use our lessons on us!?
This is a great book, would make a great devotion book to work through as each chapter takes one point and drives it home. These chapters are quick reads and very good, but if you grab a highlighter and slow down a bit you will get much more out of it!
I loved this book, as always! I love Max Lucado, God has gifted him in the area of writing truth to people like you and me!!
NOTE : I received a copy of Glory Days in exchange for an honest review. I honestly loved it!
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Glory Days (Thomas Nelson, September 2015)
The wilderness. Maybe you know it well.
The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.
Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?
You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You’re fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You’re out of Egypt, but Egypt’s not out of you.
Isn’t the Christian life supposed to be better than this?
Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.
But there’s good news. With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.
This is God’s vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.
You and your Promised Land life.