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 3,823
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,265

    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
    • It was a much needed point, in the right direction.

    • By PirateCheeky on 01-20-18

    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 333
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 274

    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

    • 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 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    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

    • 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 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    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 14 mins
    • Release date: 11-01-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 493 ratings

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Less Fret, More Faith

    • An 11-Week Action Plan to Overcome Anxiety
    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    A pass-along companion to Anxious for Nothing that features an 11-week plan to overcome anxiety....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read

    • By Jean Chalk on 01-04-18

    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 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • 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 397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    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 397 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 120

    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
    • The best book to reduce stress

    • By Frank0ss on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $13.68

    • When God Whispers Your Name

    • By: Max Lucado
    • Narrated by: Ben Holland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 125

    Do you find it hard to believe that the One who made everything keeps your name on His heart and on His lips?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • when God whispers

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-12-15

    Regular price: $18.24

    • 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 633
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536

    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
    • He's Your Father, Simply Talk to Him!

    • By RMarie723 on 01-19-15
    • 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 633 ratings

    Regular price: $13.68

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