He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. - Colossians 1:15-16

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Grace by Max Lucado – This Book’s a Keeper and a Giver



Author Max Lucado has a unique way of meditating on God, who He is and what He’s done for sinful man.  What better subject than grace!  The grace of God that saves us and gives us a new heart.  Our gracious  God who forgives us when by all rights He should have condemned us.  The grace of God demonstrated when He sent His Son to take our place and pay the penalty for our sin.  In exchange, He saved us by His marvelous, overflowing, unstoppable grace.  Grace that can soften a hardened heart and change a life.  Those are just some of the meditations on God’s grace that Max Lucado shares in his new book Grace – More Than We Deserve – Greater Than We Imagine.

Who doesn’t need to be under the fire hose of God’s grace?  Once you’ve been on the receiving end of God’s grace, often dispensed through the lives of His people, you want to learn how to live a grace filled and grace giving life. 

This book is a powerful reminder on God and the grace He freely gives us in abundance. 

I highly recommend Max Lucado’s newest book Grace – More Than We Deserve – Greater Than We Imagine.  This book is a keeper because you will want to read it again, ponder and reflect on our gracious God.  This book is a giver too; you’ll want to share this encouraging book with someone in need of an outpouring of God’s grace. 

A concern that I had with the Reader’s Guide written by Kate Etue, is that it was too self-focused and less God focused.  I also would appreciate Max Lucado broaching the subject of repentance, a subject that is seldom mentioned in Christian writing today.

A free copy of this book was provided to me by BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.  I under no obligation to provide a favorable review.

3 comments:

Ken said...

Thank you Susan for sharing your thoughts on this book. I know very little about Max Lucado, however I did just pick up a study guide from Him on Romans and just started it. So far it does look good. I agree with you, repentance is something lacking in today's Christian writings.
Blessings,
Ken

Lauren Davenport said...

I enjoy his books. I haven't read this one yet - thanks for the review :)

Let Guieb said...

Thank you for sharing your book review on Max Lucado's book Fearless. He has written many books that has inspired and encouraged many people. Have you also read He Did This Just for You? also by Max Lucado? I have read many positive reviews about it which is an excellent way to introduce the gospel to our non-believing family members, friends and acquaintances.
The book is recommended at http://booksforevangelism.org/.
Maybe you can check out that site too! Great collection of books are listed there which can be helpful.