Saturday, August 8, 2015

Glory Days by Max Lucado

Glory Days is the newest book written by one of America's most uplifting authors, Max Lucado. This book specifically helps those who are enduring really difficult times to simply mundane ordinary times, to endure and persevere. The author address real issues- job loss, terminal illness, grief and loss. This book is designed to help those not only those who are suffering from extreme circumstances, but those suffering from apathy, boredom and depression.  By following the Old Testament account of Joshua, this book offers real help by applying what we can learn from the account of Joshua to our modern day problems!  Most of us have our Caanan or trek in the wilderness.  If you feel like your life is stagnating or struggling with self esteem  or striving to achieve a goal- you will get something out of this book.  If you are bellyaching because you burned your husband's dinner, or the grass stain won't come out of the soccer uniform, or if missed an appointment for your pedicure, or your favorite coach bag sold out before you reached the mall, then this book isn't for those complaints.  Yet you should read it anyway as it might put your life into a more spiritual perspective.  This book is not a fluffy, superficial, condescending, feel- good, women's devotional book. Max Lucado addresses the real life experiences and heartaches and holds our trials up to the biblical heroes who also suffered but endured with the help of God.  But, if you truly suffer from life's heartaches, or you are striving for something you feel is beyond your reach, then this book will offer the comfort and cheering you need.
This is a book I have read and re read.  Its readily available on my bookshelf when I need to turn to it in a time of need or or a time of change or challenge.  Its simple and to the point, bible truths are communicated in an easy to digest form for those who are too stressed or grief stricken to focus.

In true Lucado fashion, Max writes in an animated, easy to understand style that communicates biblical truths to the reader in this book. He bring the lessons of Joshua and its timeless truth to life in an inspirational way that speaks out to the reader. "Catch God in a bad mood? Won't happen. Fear exhausting his grace? A sardine will swallow the Atlantic first. Think he's given up on you?" ..... Lucado's use of colorful language and his conversational tone, make it so that biblical truths are memorable and meaningful to the average modern reader. You need not be educated in an expensive seminary or college to understand Max Lucado's books. This inspirational book will be certain to leave the reader with a lasting impression. In today's self centered society, without offense Max Lucado illustrates the importance of living life based on biblical principles. After reading this book, and really meditating on the biblical truths communicated via Max Lucado, one can feel a renewed sense of empowerment to live a selfless life style. Max makes use of personal anecdotes as well as bible stories to illustrate the importance of depending on God rather than on the material things of this world. If on the other hand you are simply looking for bible based motivation and a relief in a world that takes pride in materialism, selfish ambition and competition, then this book is perfect. If you need a boost for your self esteem, and to understand your purpose or to define your goals this book is a great choice.   As a blogger for Litfuse publicity, I received a copy of this book an ARC copy, published  by Thomas Nelson publishers in exchange for writing an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own. Visit Glory Days on Lifuse Publicity
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