Friday, May 1, 2015

Let the Journey Begin By Max Lucado

Let the Journey Begin Finding God's Best for Your Life

By Max Lucado

If I was going to judge a book by its cover, I would not hesitate to pull this book from the shelf.  Its serene night time moonlit cover and fireflies are nostalgic and beautiful.  The cover itself looks like a piece of art, something I would even download as a background wallpaper on my computer.  Beyond the cover, this short little devotional book would make a great gift for any high school graduate - or any college graduate. This would make a great gift for anyone who has just been accepted into a college, technical school or even for someone who may need a little insight or direction when facing a change such as a move to a new home or school.  This book contains excerpts and selections from Lucado's
previous books.  Each excerpt is placed on its own devotional page.  The devotionals are themed around future goals, and are motivational for any young person starting a new phase in life.  Anyone familiar with Lucado's writings know that he is a very inspirational writer and he can inspire even the most apathetic or depressed of readers into action.
 Nevertheless, whenever excerpts are taken from his books to form a new compendium, I find that it looses some of the impact.  The devotionals are a little watered down, and do not necessarily address the grief, hardships and trials his books normally address. For anyone looking for lighthearted inspiration, or inspiration this book makes a good choice.  No matter if you are a young adult, or a mom embarking on a new career change, this applies to any change. Maybe for those in dire need facing life and death issues, such as those facing a terminal illness, divorce or loss of job- they may need something more spiritually solid in embarking on their journey.  As a blogger for Booklook, I received a copy of this book published by Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of writing this review.

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