Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Gift for All People by Max Lucado

I love how Max Lucado brings the reader to the Word of God. He brings the reader to the heart of Christ. I have been deeply blessed by every single book penned by this man of God. Here is another exceptional choice. This book was first released in 1999 and this copy released in 2004. 

 Lucado's books are timeless. Each of my copies have highlighted parts and underlined favorites with my notes along the sides. They are truly for all people at all walks of faith. 

Here Max shares with us God's grace. This isn't a long read, one hundred and twenty-seven pages, but the thing is that's it is a powerful read. We can never talk enough about the sweet grace of God, right? Max gives us a book compiled with poignant thoughts and stories on the grace of God. 

Here are a few of my keepers:

"The friends want him to heal their friend. But Jesus won't settle for a simple healing of the body-he wants to heal the soul. He leapfrogs the physical and deals with the spiritual. To heal the body is temporal; to heal the soul is eternal.  The request of friends is valid-but timid. The expectations of the crowd are high-but not high enough. They expect Jesus to say, "I heal you." Instead he says, "I forgive you." They expect him to treat the body, for that is what they see. He chooses to treat not only the body, but also the spiritual, for that is what he sees."

"Christ came to earth for one reason: to give his life as a ransom for you, for me, for all of us. He sacrificed himself to give us a second chance. He would have gone to any lengths to do so. And he did. He went tot he cross, where man's utter despair collided with God's unbending grace. And in that moment when God's great gift was complete, the compassionate Christ showed the world the cost of his gift."

"How far do you want God to go in getting your attention? If God has to choose between your eternal safety and your earthly comfort, which do you hope he chooses?"

"Here's the secret about grace-ten little words that explain all you need to know: "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31) That's really all you need to know. And while it sounds simple, there's a profound message contained within those ten words." 

"God on a cross. The ultimate act of creative compassion. The Creator being sacrificed for the creation. God convincing man once and for all that he would give anything, pay any price to save his children." 

This would make a great gift for the new Christian or for the follower of Christ who needs to be refreshed. This book brings the reader to understand grace. Lucado brings the reader to the cross. He shares scripture throughout this precious book. It is certainly one that will bless. 

I enjoyed this book. I love how Lucado's words are easy as they flow from his pen to heart. A heart changing book for sure. 

This book is a gift from Waterbrook Multnomah for sharing my review with you. 


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