Max Lucado, one of my favorite authors, recently released his 30th nonfiction book. Today’s post will focus on it along with 2 other books you should check out (by the way, I mentioned one of his other books in this post, Three Books That Have Impacted My Life the Most):
“Sometimes the challenges of life threaten to overwhelm us. We wonder how we’ll carry on after the day the bottom dropped out. For you, it may have been the day of a financial crisis, a bad diagnosis, an accident, or you were served divorce papers by your spouse. Whatever it was, you knew your life was going to change dramatically, and it didn’t seem like it was for the better. In You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, Max Lucado encourages readers through sharing the Biblical story of Joseph. Stripped of his identity, thrown into a pit and sold as a slave, his was a story of defeat and challenges, but as time passed God worked through his circumstances to bring redemption and reconciliation. And although it may seem hard to believe, you will get through this too. The story of Joseph’s life didn’t end in the pit and neither does yours.” (Publisher’s Description)
God’s greatest desire is to be your dwelling place — The home for your heart. He doesn’t want to be merely a weekend getaway. He has no interest in being a Sunday bungalow or even a summer cottage. He wants to be your mailing address, your point of reference, your home … always. He wants you to live in the Great House of God. Using the Lord’s Prayer as a floor plan, Max Lucado takes you on a tour of the home God intended for you. Warm your heart by the fire in the living room. Nourish your spirit in the kitchen. Seek fellowship in the family room. Step into the hallway and find forgiveness. It’s the perfect home for you. After all, it was created with you in mind. There’s only one home built just for your heart. No house more complete, no structure more solid: The roof never leaks. The walls never crack. The foundation never trembles. In God’s house, you’re home. So come into the house built just for you. Your Father is waiting. (Publisher’s Description)
“On Pentecost, the Spirit came down and ignited the hearts and minds of believers to preach the gospel and live out justice for the forgotten. Max Lucado wonders, Might it happen again? Does God still free hearts, minds and bodies from the ravages of sin and poverty? The answer is yes! He does it through you, and in Outlive Your Life he challenges you to make a difference that will last beyond your time on earth. Take a stand for children, widows, and families who only need an opportunity to live. One hundred percent of the author royalties from Outlive Your Life products will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion.” (Publisher’s Description)
Erich’s note: it was hard to only highlight 3 today since I truly have enjoyed all 30 of them (I’m sure I’ll be featuring more of them in the future). In the meantime, you can find out more about his books by taking a look at the Max Lucado Reader’s Guide.
Your turn… Take a moment to share some of the Max Lucado books you’ve read and enjoyed.