Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hope And Help For Your Turbulent Times
By Max Lucado

OVERVIEW: You fear you won't make it through. You fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? Yes! Deliverance is to the bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere. Consider the Old testament story of Joseph―tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned. But God wove what was meant for evil into good. God is in the business of redeeming the broken. He was then. He is still. Do you crave some hope for these tough times? Then this is the message you need. (From the back of the book.)

AUTHOR: More than 100 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

MY REVIEW: What can I say that hasn't already been said about Max Lucado's writing. There is nothing I can say that 100 million readers have not already heard. This book is no different. Once again Max brings comfort, hope and help for all of us going through turbulent times.

"You'll get through this" are not just words off the top of Max's head. Thoughtfully, carefully and respectfully Max takes readers deep into the Old Testament and into the life of Joseph. He points out that the God of Joseph is still alive today and is able to do for us what He did for Joseph. You'll get through this. Whatever "This" is―financial woes, relationship valleys, health crises.

Max says, "You'll get through this. It won't be painless. It won't be quick. But God will use this mess for good. Don't be foolish or naïve. But don't despair either. With God's help, you'll get through this."

Buy this book. It will help you regardless of how good you feel. Read it and then pass it on. You know somebody who needs it. Who? I don't know. But you do.

(I received this book from Book Sneeze a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing Company in exchange for a fair and honest review.)


bp said...

I'm really enjoying this book, so glad I could get it to review.