The Lucado Inspirational Reader by Max Lucado

The Lucado Inspirational Reader is a collection of excerpts from numerous books by award-winning Christian author, Max Lucado.  The excerpts are short and divided into categories such as "The Cross", "Encouragement", "Relationship with God", and so on.  The layout makes it easy for the reader to read a passage no matter the amount of time they have available.  When pressed for time, one short excerpt can be read.  For a more thorough study, an entire category can be read.  Either way, the book makes an excellent accompaniment to daily Bible reading.

I have been a fan of Max Lucado for many years now, and I have yet to find one of his books that I don't like.  While there are a few gray areas we don't necessarily agree on, I have found his books to be doctrinally sound and extremely encouraging.  His knowledge of the Bible is refreshing, and his clear, down-to-earth writing style makes each of his books a page-turner.  And even though I've already read all his books, when I saw this collection, I knew I had to have it.  I was not disappointed and enjoyed every page.

The day I received the book was a difficult day.  I opened the book and turned to the section on "Encouragement." Within half an hour, I had read the entire section.  Tears had been shed, but my heart felt immensely better, and I was ready to face the remainder of the day.  Like any good Christian author, Lucado seeks not to replace the Bible, but merely to remind the reader of what the Bible says and to direct him back to God's Word.  And to me, that's extremely important!

If you're a Lucado fan, you'll definitely want to add The Lucado Inspirational Reader to your collection.  If you've never read any works by Max Lucado, this would be a perfect place to get a taste of his beliefs and writing style.  Whatever the case, this is a must-read!


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