Max Lucado~ Max on Life
WOW! Guiding spiritual comfort! 5 Stars. Lovely book, writing style is fun to read, spiritual theme always woven thru each story, this is a book you won't want to pass along you find yourself keeping! Over his career as Pastor and Author Max has received many letters, some have been in earlier books-here he selected 172 letters, asking him questions. They range from: a ~7 yr old who is being punished for pulling a fire alarm, asking Max how to "make it right" to: Someone who is "embarrassed about having trouble because they can't seem to pray for more than a few minutes before being distracted" asking Max "what does this mean? What is wrong?" Here Is where Max Lucado stands out- He responds in a way that not only answers the question, But does so by telling an enchanting story that includes Scripture Verses to support it. The simplicity and ease of Lucados' writing style allows us see ourselves in many of the pages, by end of the letter you feel it relevant to your life, showing you that you can apply this story~this life experience~to your self easily. They are all quick pages 1-1/2, so it is easy to read a letter and let it simmer with you. Put the book down, come back later. I like the down to earth, relate able style.You will feel like you are having a conversation with a close friend, that's his writing style, Not preachy, not talking down to you, not fire and brimstone, comfortable. He treats you-the reader as a person not a page or piece of paper. Highly recommend.
You can see in the photos above how many notes I have taken-post its-journal-note paper
There was just so much that I looked up in the bible and that Max Lucado said that were really profound~ in a day to day simple way that I felt~ WOW~ I NEED to record this so that I can share this with my husband, my best friend, my young son, my adult daughter....and so on and so on... suddenly I am thinking of all of these people that
it is really vitally important that I feel I need to share this with. I feel it is finally a conversation on a level we can all have AND talk about AND understand and stay on in the conversation without losing brain cells~because they go old King James or something and lose us totally~Max is just common talk with scripture mixed with eternal life talk. I took notes and will re-read, to be sure I have it right, and share.