Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Glory Days: Max Lucado Book Review

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Glory Days (Thomas Nelson, September 2015)
The wilderness. Maybe you know it well.
The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.
Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?
You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You’re fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You’re out of Egypt, but Egypt’s not out of you.
Isn’t the Christian life supposed to be better than this?
Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.
But there’s good news. With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.
This is God’s vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.
You and your Promised Land life.

My Review:
Maybe you've been wandering in the desert for five days, five weeks or fifteen years? Whatever the case is, God allows U-turns. You don't have to wander anymore. Like the Israelite's, you can find freedom, but it comes with a price tag. The price tag isn't easy and freedom from it, that isn't easy either, but God never guaranteed this life would be easy. He said for who ever loses their life, will find their life. Despite whatever junk we might have to go through in losing our life, we will enter the promise land. The promise Land as Joshua entered and many others in the Bible is so much greater than the Promised Land we could dream for ourselves. Max is extraordinary in telling stories in "Glory Days", but also making you realize your story has just begun. You're not finished yet! I loved this ARC copy and know you will love this book too! Don't wait, pre-order your copy today. You won't regret it, I promise!
Thank you Thomas Nelson for providing me a complimentary copy. I was not compensated for a positive review. 
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More than 120 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.
Find out more about Max athttp://teamlucado.com/beforeamen/cbd.html.

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