Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Glory Days by Max Lucado

You may have thought the Christian life would be better than it is. Maybe you feel your life is in a rut. Lucado has some encouragement for you. Glory days are ahead.

He goes through the book of Joshua and gleans lessons to encourage us in our
Christian walk. The Israelites had been enslaved, just as we were enslaved before salvation. The Israelites went through a wilderness, just as we may have experienced a wilderness journey because of our choices. Joshua dared believe there were better days ahead and so can we.

I like the way Lucado directs our vision to the Promised Land, not a piece of real estate but a state of heart and mind. God invites us to enter in but first we must turn our back on the wilderness.

Lucado says many Christians feel they are caught between Egypt and Canaan. They don't know about their inheritance. They don't believe it's true. Lucado gives encouragement from Joshua about acting in faith, spiritual warfare, believing what God says is true about you, receiving communication from God, trusting God to keep His word, and much more.

I liked this study on Joshua. Lucado gives good insight about the Christian life using Joshua and the Israelites as examples. I was surprised when Lucado said a recent survey indicated nearly nine out of ten Christians felt they were out of slavery but not yet in the Promised Land. This book helps us understand that God can close that gap between where we are and where we know we should be.

The strength of this book is in the extensive study guide. It is an in depth study so this book would be a good choice for individual or group study.

Max Lucado has more than 120 million copies of his books in print. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he and his wife live. You can find out more at https://maxlucado.com/.

Thomas Nelson, 272 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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