Max Lucado loves Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better. He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What's the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me? And the answers he's found give us all hope.
Do you see it? It’s right there on the horizon, next to the morning sun. It’s a chance and a choice. An opportunity to make this a great day. After all: "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." But what of those days when the traffic snarls, airports close, and friends forget? Despite the hang-ups and bang-ups of life, every day is filled with the hope of a God-given purpose and promise. In Great Day Every Day Max Lucado unpacks Jesus’ blueprint for upgrading each of your days to blue ribbon status: saturate your day in Jesus' grace; entrust your day to His oversight; accept His direction.
"Good Over Site to look UP not down in Life."
Life is messy. Just look at Joseph. You might remember the Old Testament story. He was tossed in a pit, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten, and dismissed. But Joseph's story contains an audacious promise. Whatever mess you face, God will use it for good. He did for Joseph, and he will for you. In the meantime don't become bitter or angry. Do what Joseph did. Trust in God.
"This is the short version of another book"
Joseph's pit came in the form of a cistern. Yours came in the form of a diagnosis, a foster home, or a traumatic injury. Joseph was thrown into a hole and despised. And you? Thrown into an unemployment line and forgotten, into a divorce and betrayed, into a bed and abused. The pit. Life is reduced to one quest: to get out and never get hurt again. Not simply done. Pits have no easy exit. Joseph's story got worse before it got better. Abandonment led to enslavement, entrapment, and imprisonment.
"Getting Beyond Church - Making it Real"
God Is with You Every Day is a brand-new 365-day devotional from Max Lucado, and his first new devotional since the creation of the Grace for the Moment® line. Max's signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with the practical, relevant, and personal message that God is with you every day, makes a great way to start each day of the year. This devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection.
In Before Amen best-selling author Max Lucado joins listeners on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds listeners that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a 100-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Can you imagine your life without fear?
"Quitessential Lucado but . . ."
Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response.
"Concise, poetic, powerfully informative motivating"
You’ve heard the Christmas story time and again. Perhaps it seems there’s nothing new to discover. Take another look, a closer gaze, at the details that reveal God’s love in the gift of a baby who would forever change the world. Six beloved Christian authors - Max Lucado, John Maxwell, Jack Hayford, Bill Hybels, David Jeremiah, and Rick Warren - share from a unique perspective and help you hear afresh the message God wants to whisper to your heart during this holiday. God loves you. God is with you. God is in every detail of your life.
When a mysterious angel suddenly appears in a lowly candlemaker's shop, the holy and the human collide in a way that only God could imagine. Glowing bright with a timeless message, The Christmas Candle will warm your heart with a surprising reminder of God's bountiful love.
"Great Book for any season!"
Weary travelers. You've seen them - everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases, trunks, duffels, and backpacks. Backs ache. Feet burn. Eyelids droop. We've all seen people like that. At times we are people like that - if not with our physical luggage then at least with our spiritual load. We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage.
"Nobody says the truth like Max Lucado"
Giants. We must face them. Yet, we need not face them alone. This profound look at the life of the biblical figure David digs deeply into the defeats he suffered, and the victories he won, as he faced the giants in his life. When David focused on God, giants tumbled. But when David focused on giants, he stumbled.
Presented by best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill, The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible, is geared for children age 4 to 7. This storybook Bible includes over 60 stories that will allow young listeners to discover that God's story is not just a collection of random adventures - it's a complete story that tells about God's great love for his people.
There really is more to this life than you've been told. Since day one we've been urged to look out for number one. And since day one we've believed the lie, "It's all about me." Max Lucado sets our sights elsewhere: points us upward, and shows us how much our lives and relationships would change if we all took our place and played our parts. He'll show you how to bump your life off self-center and how to experience the life of purpose you were meant to have.
"IT REALLY ISN'T ABOUT ME"
You’re not. God’s grace - his rumbling, tumbling reservoir of strength and protection - is at work. Grace is still molding you and forming you. Strengthening you and emboldening you. Shaking you and shaping you. You are God’s masterpiece in the making. So let’s let grace do its work.
"Sweet spot". Golfers understand the term. So do tennis players. Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell.
"The Cure for the Common Life"
In this compelling book, best-selling author and minister Max Lucado brings good news that will both comfort and challenge you. Drawing examples of Jesus’ life straight from the Bible, he takes a fresh look at Christianity to help you gain a richer, more accessible relationship with God. The author reveals that God loves you just the way you are—even if you always have a sour outlook or are consumed with worry. But you don’t have to stay that way....
In this compelling quest for the Messiah, best-selling author Max Lucado invites readers to meet the blue-collar Jew whose claim altered a world and whose promise has never been equaled. Readers will come to know Jesus the Christ in a brand-new way as Lucado brings them full circle to the foot of the cross and the man who sacrificed His life on it.
"Love The Story"
The life of the biblical David is a model for handling tough times in our lives. Using the five "stones" of Past, Prayer, Priority, Passion, and Persistence, Max Lucado illustrates how we are all equipped to handle diversity and face the giants in our lives. Note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
Do you find it hard to believe that the One who made everything keeps your name on His heart and on His lips? Did you realize that your name is written on the hand of God (Is. 49:16)? Perhaps you've never seen your name honored. And you can't remember when you heard it spoken with kindness. In this book, Lucado offers the inspiration to believe that God has already bought the ticket-with your name on it.