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Also by this author: His Name Is Jesus: The Promise of God's Love Fulfilled, The Story for Little Ones:Discover the Bible in Pictures with CD-Rom: Preschool Educator's Kit, Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers: Prayers for bedtime and every time of day!
Published by Zondervan on September 20th 2011
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Carpools and car crashes, job switches and joint custody, moves and motionlessness. Is there a cohesive storyline to the chaos, confusion, and clutter of your daily life? According to well-loved author Max Lucado, the answer is a resounding yes! So what is the text of your life? With his unequaled warmth and honesty, Lucado plumbs the depths of your storyline and comes up smiling. Your story indwells God s, writes Lucado. This is the great promise of the Bible and the hope of this book Above and around us God directs a grander saga, written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to his calendar. And you are a part of it Join Max for an unforgettable journey woven with New Testament stories and contemporary examples of God s beautiful story-making skills. The beginning of the narrative is legendary, the middle unfolds with surprises still in store, and the ending of your final earthly chapter ushers in a reunion that almost defies description. It s time to see what your life looks like when God s story becomes your story."
*This post has been updated with my new format,
thanks to the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin on July 8, 2015.*
I am so much of a fiction reader that I often scoff at non fiction and skip it. Reading books like this remind me that there is so much out there to benefit from. I was in sixth or seventh grade when I first experienced something from Max Lucado, but since then when I have seen his name on a book, I knew it would be worth while. And even more recently I have started adding his children books to my shelves for my girls. They are some of my toddler AppleBlossom’s favorites.
Christian Fiction can open doors and suggestions to topics and make you want to delve further into scriptures mentioned, but it is in the blunt and to the point – down to earth – non fiction writings like this when as a reader one can truly challenge themselves and really delve further. I enjoyed this book and it makes me do a lot of necessary thinking.
My only qualm is that although several different scripture translations are used, The Message Bible is used a lot, and I have issues with paraphrase Bibles as I feel like they lose so much in the translation. Yet at the same time, maybe this is a seed to be dropped for some that will help them in their journey along the way. After all that’s what matters.
*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review
through Into it Interactive.*
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With more than 100 million products in print, Max Lucado is one of America’s most widely read authors. He and his wife, Denalyn, live in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the Oak Hills Church.
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