Thursday, April 5, 2012

He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado

These past 15 days (leading up to Good Friday), I decided to read a chapter of this book a day as a devotional to help me focus on the cross and what Jesus has done for me.  Max Lucado does an excellent job blending the truth from Scripture with stories and analogies that help the reader understand God's love and plan for redemption.  Each chapter in this book focuses on one aspect of the crucifixion/resurrection.  Since this section of Scripture is commonly known it can be easy to read through without slowing down to focus on elements such as the soldier's spit, or the crown of thorns, or the blood and the water.  This book can help us to slow down and think about our Savior and why he chose the nails...for us.  There is also a study guide included with discussion questions.

In Chapter 7, Max writes a beautiful allegory about a father and daughter that demonstrates God's heart toward us.  I had read this story before in a tract entitled "He Did This Just For You" (which was taken from this book).  It touches me every time I read it.

If you like books with short chapters that are easy to relate to and contain biblical truth, this is a great one.  In addition to the serious subject matter, Max's humor also shows through in his storytelling.  It's nice to get a few good laughs every now and then too :)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Let G. said...

A blessed day to you!

Thank you Jeanette for this inspiring post,
I 'am a child of God and I believe that God did it for me and for
all of His creation.
The word "DID" has left a special place in my heart
meaning that God finished it for me. Even the title
is compelling and considering how easy it is to understand
Max Lucado's writing skills, one cannot find this book hard to grasp.

Max Lucado's book is an excellent way to introduce the gospel
to our non-believing family members, friends and acquaintances.
This book was reccommended in the site Maybe you can check out that site too! Great collection of books are listed there which I really found great!