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Book Review – Glory Days by Max Lucado

September 29, 2015

YGlory Days (Max Lucado) Coverou can easily understand why Max Lucado has written numerous best-selling books and is a sought-after Christian speaker. Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now (ThomasNelson 2015) is a masterfully crafted, easy-to-read study of the book of Joshua. With his amazing ability to turn-a-phrase, alliterate key words, and bring life to a story, Lucado is both inspirational and insightful in his explanations of the biblical text.

As the sub-title indicates, Lucado’s purpose is to encourage individuals to live the victorious Christian life Jesus has promised and purchased for them, not simply be “satisfied” with salvation and have no power over struggles and sin. Though on a few occasions, the book felt like it was going to slide into a “name it and claim it” theology, Lucado’s illustrations and clear definition of “success” (ie not financial income or North American materialism) as well as constant references back to Old & New Testament scriptures kept the book’s teaching from falling into this trap.

At the end of the book, Lucado includes a helpful chapter-by-chapter study guide with discussion questions as well as a “promise prayer” relevant to the theme also (as well as other promotional features from the publisher). To this reader, while Glory Days is not the best of Max Lucado’s books, it is well worth the read and an encouragement to recognize all God has promised the believer and trust Him to be faithful to His promises.

Note: This book was provided by the publisher for the purposes of blog review.

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