Max Lucado
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Max Lucado

In just under two decades of writing, Max Lucado has accomplished more than most writers hope for in a lifetime. Most of his books have appeared on one or more best seller lists, including those published by the "New York Times," "USA Today," "Publishers Weekly," and the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). Aside from hardcover books, Lucado's writings have also been published as children's books, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, music CDs, mass paperback booklets, apparel, giftware, bookmarks, calendars, study Bibles, workbooks, curricula, and plush products. In spring 2003, Hallmark/Dayspring Cards launched a new gift card line featuring excerpts from Lucado's writings--and has already sold more than one million cards.

All this success has drawn more than a little attention to a previously low-profile Texas author and minister. Lucado has been featured in a wide range of media, including "USA Today," "Larry King Live," and "NBC Nightly News." He has spoken at the National Prayer Breakfast before the President of the United States. He has traveled with internationally renowned musicians as a special speaker on their music tours, such as the highly successful "Come Together & Worship Tour" (sponsored by Chevrolet) with Grammy Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Third Day.

Journey to the Top
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. "It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind--because my dad was," he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.

Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents' values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn't long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.

Secret to Success
From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success--more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career.

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Best Sellers

    • Anxious for Nothing

    • Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970

    Anxiety is at an all-time high, but there's a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites listeners into a study of Philippians 4:6-7....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Jason on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Unshakable Hope

    • Building Our Lives on the Promises of God
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 99

    We’ve never been more educated and entertained. We have technological tools our parents could only dream of, and we are saturated with information, amusement, and recreation. Yet more than ever, we are starving for hope....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read

    • By Loretta Bennett on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Facing Your Giants

    • The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful!

    • By Jeffrey on 07-16-07
    • The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 11-01-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 419 ratings

    Regular price: $15.96

    • You'll Get Through This

    • Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    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?...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Beyond Church - Making it Real

    • By David on 07-11-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Trade Your Cares for Calm

    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 78

    If you're trembling on a tightrope of fear and worry, get ready for the best trade ever: your cares for God's calm....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully written -

    • By Wowe and Son on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Because of Bethlehem

    • Every Day a Christmas, Every Heart a Manger
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Max Lucado loves Christmas. 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? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fills the heart

    • By Celia on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Grace

    • More than We Deserve, Greater than We Imagine
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    Grace. We talk as though we understand the term....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If I lived in Texas.....

    • By GrandmaG on 12-15-12
    • More than We Deserve, Greater than We Imagine
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 353 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Fearless

    • Imagine Your Life Without Fear
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Daniel Butler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Quitessential Lucado but . . .

    • By Mary L. Weikum on 06-08-10
    • Imagine Your Life Without Fear
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Daniel Butler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 10-22-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 336 ratings

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Before Amen

    • The Power of a Simple Prayer
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By songbird4jc on 05-28-15
    • The Power of a Simple Prayer
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 09-30-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 586 ratings

    Regular price: $13.68

    • God Will Use This for Good

    • Surviving the Mess of Life
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Wayne Shepherd
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Life is messy. Just look at Joseph. You might remember the Old Testament story....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is the short version of another book

    • By Luisa on 04-22-15

    Regular price: $6.99

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