The Cross. It rests on the timeline of history like a compelling diamond…Its tragedy summons all sufferers…Its absurdity attracts all cynics…Its hope lures all searchers.
Far more than a gold-plated symbol of religious belief, the cross is the centerpiece of the Christian faith-the meeting place of time and eternity, where God and man encounter each other.
Max Lucado takes you through the drama of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ-bringing to life Peter's denial, Pilate's hesitancy, and John's loyalty. Relive the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion, from the foggy garden of Gethsemane to the incandescent room of the resurrection.
No Wonder They Call Him Savior leads you up the hill of mankind's highest hope and reminds you why he deserves to be called our Savior.
Fear Not.| Posted June 12, 2011
I'm not one to read a lot at a time, but finished Max Lucado's Fearless in 2 days. Each chapter goes into possible reasons for our worries and fears. Using Biblical references to defend his points, Lucado tells us to live fearlessly because we serve a God who we can trust in and take away our fears.
One thing I really left this book with was Lucado's telling us to live PEACEFULLY. To pray and act on our worries, evaluate our fears, live today, and, most importantly, let God be enough. After living peacefully, I can say that I have lost some of my fears and worries. I have been living my life without paranoia or worst-case scenario thoughts. I have been able to step out and stand out for Jesus Christ.
I highly recommend this book for everyone. It is definitely worth your time.
Fear Not!| Posted May 22, 2010
This was a great book to read. It is simple to read with a simple message expressed through many simple examples that are easy to understand and even relate to. The message is simply Joshua 1:9 - "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; DO NOT BE AFRAID, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
And even though it is a simple read, with a simple message, one that we all need to be reminded of everyday, it simply and ultimately encourages you to trust in Him in ALL that you do.
When I was reading this book, I was going through some extremely difficult times in life. I was having anxiety/panic attacks and falling into depression, but this book, chapter by chapter, kept me going, kept encouraging me and kept my hopes up. It was a blessing to read and I encourage others to read it as well.
God centred council on fear| Posted January 17, 2010
In Fearless, Max Lucado responds to the problem of fear, something that strikes us all in some way. He covers such fears as the fear of not mattering, the fear of death, fear of disaster and fear for ones children. I’m sure you will be able to relate to at least some of what he covers.
The book excels in both style and substance. In regards to style, Lucado writes beautifully. He has a knack for vivid images and for memorable ways of saying things. He tells many stories to get his point across. More important than the style of writing is that the message he communicates is good. It is not one of those lessons about fear that teaches you to pysch yourself up and believe in yourself more to overcome fear. Nether does it present an inappropriately optimistic view of what can happen in life. Instead the book focuses on who God is, what he has done and how that relates to our fears. The book includes a lot of scripture.
Given all the craziness in the world of late, it is easy to fear. I think pondering the message of this book could do all of us a lot of good.
Read it!| Posted September 15, 2009
I'm a field agent for Ground Force Network and I'm supposed to review this book, but I would review it anyway. I could relate to this book and laugh when I read it. This book tells you what to pray. I especially like when he writes "Don't give in or give up, for you'll soon witness the victory."