Monday, January 28, 2013

Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado

Anyone familiar with Max Lucado know what to expect from his books...scriptural truth woven with relevant stories and analogies to help the reader connect the messages of Scripture with everyday life.  This one is no different.  When the storms of life come, will we be blown away or held steady by anchors?  This book helps readers develop 3 anchor points they can cling to: My Life is Not Futile, My Failures Are Not Fatal, and My Death is Not Final.

This book is relevant enough for seekrs and also a good reminder for those of us who have been Christians for years.  We all need to be reminded that our lives have a purpose, forgiveness is available, and this life is not the end.  Max Lucado does an excellent job illustrating these points. 

My favorite analogy was when he told the story of sending his daughter off to kindergarten.  I remember that anxiety of giving up some of the control and protection over my boys lives and leaving them at school.  Max writes "Is that how you felt, God?  Is what I felt that morning anything like what you felt when you gave up your Son?"  The difference is that we release our children into a relatively safe environment where they will make friends, learn, and be cared for.  God released His son into a hostile environment where he would be betrayed, tortured, and killed.  But He did it for proof that He cares.

This book also has a very detailed Study Guide included.  There are questions related to each chapter's content, related Scripture verses to look up and discuss, and action steps.  Perfect for a small group!

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

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