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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Max Lucado For These Tough Times - Review


This was my first Max Lucado book. Max Lucado's introduction begins with "When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?" from Psalm 11:3. Have you asked yourself this question. Even in a different way? I have, and I had been when I began to read this book. Sometimes situations call for a certain kind of read. Nowadays there seems to be more reasons and situations to call out to God. The beauty of this book is that it can truly give the reader a new perspective on God the father. Because of who we are and where our reality lies, it is hard to see the big picture. It is especially hard to see the "God" picture. There are reasons why we go through the things we go through, and try as we might, we are not going to see through God's glasses. Lucado gives us a glimpse into that vision with scripture and real life examples that will speak to the reader in a way that is clear and reassuring. It is brief at just eight chapters and roughly 83 pages, and yet, this book has so much to say that can ease the heavy heart.

What spoke to me most was chapter 2, God's Great Love. Lucado describes a drive with his daughter when she was a small child and how he became overwhelmed with his love for her. He expressed that love to her and she looked at him quizzically. This he compares to God's love for us and our understanding of it. I am a parent and I can grasp the concept of loving your child so deeply that you would literally die for them. It is our understanding of that love that is like a child. We may not get it, but that doesn't change His love. There are many other messages in this book worth reading. Another that was clear to me was to give up the revenge business or even the hope for revenge. We have all been hurt and we all have the right to be avenged, but the focus on that pain and need for retribution does not allow us to heal.

I would really recommend this book to anyone whether facing a hard time or not.

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