Sunday, August 30, 2015

Glory Days ~ Max Lucado

Glory Days (Thomas Nelson, September 2015)
The wilderness. Maybe you know it well.
Glory DaysThe Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.
Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?
You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You’re fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You’re out of Egypt, but Egypt’s not out of you.
Isn’t the Christian life supposed to be better than this?
Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.
But there’s good news. With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.
This is God’s vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.
You and your Promised Land life.
My take on this book:
The title of this book has gotten the song Glory Days sung by Bruce Springsteen stuck in my head, but that's another story for another day!

I am never disappointed when I pick up a book written by Max Lucado and Glory Days is another winner in my opinion! While i enjoy the scripture based teaching, I really do look forward to the little life stories that Mr. Lucado peppers through out his work, it's those stories along with his ease of explaining scripture that makes his books so easy to relate too. With Glory Days he takes us on a jaunt through the wilderness of life,that most of us find ourselves in,a life filled with unhappiness, a life where you hope that some day things will get better  and  shares how we can find our way to the promised land life. What's the promised land life you ask? Well it's living the life God intends for us, living our best life now, instead of waiting for someday, it's doing it now! With plenty of scripture and several life stories, Mr. Lucado provides solid wisdom, backed by Gods word on how we an achieve this. I love that he provides the scripture reference so that I can look it up for myself.   Truly an energizing Bible study that is timely for today. I have actually read through this book twice and find something new to ponder each time I pick it up. Glory Days would be perfect for small group study,but honestly it's also great for anyone who wants to live the life God intends for them.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful book, and I'm so glad you were able to enjoy it. Thanks a lot for your lovely review!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts


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