Tuesday, September 8, 2009

You NEED this Book!




I needed this book. You need this book. Everyone you know needs this book. The message is timely and critical to the faith of every believer. For those who don’t believe, the chance to imagine your life without fear will bring you face to face with Jesus and you might just find yourself taking a leap of faith. Max Lucado encourages you to “jump” and believe that God is there to catch you. He challenges you to face your fears with faith and learn what it means to live free, safe in the arms of God…fearless.


I’ve never been an avid reader of Max Lucado, but this book has changed that. He begins the book with a heart wrenching story about his brother who died after a short season of sobriety; I had to pause and collect myself after only reading four paragraphs. (It was very moving) In a passionate, organized, and powerful way, Lucado addresses the depths of our hearts and souls as they daily encounter the debilitating results of living in fear. Lucado uses personal stories, as well as incredibly pertinent examples from acquaintances and even strangers around him to drive home the message. The stories were fantastically chosen. For some particular reason, the last paragraph of every chapter was particularly powerful. It forced me to take a breath, self reflect, and step forward in my faith. You will find it hard to put this book down; once you’re finished you’ll turn to Chapter One and start all over again. The power of this message makes it clear that Max Lucado may have been typing the message of the book, but God was the One writing the pages.

2 comments:

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Thank you for the review, Cherie. I've been able to read several of the chapters through his Website and have found them moving, encouraging, and uplifting. Can't wait to read the whole thing!

Sherrie Ashcraft said...

Thank you for a heartfelt review of this book, Cherie. I've seen it advertised a lot lately, but money is tight and I didn't know if I wanted to spring for it. Now I know I do! I'd like to read it and then pass it on to our son. He's 36-years old and the father of 4. Was a policeman and with the Nat'l Guard until getting himself in some severe legal trouble this summer. His situation came at us from out of the blue, and it's beent he worst summer of our lives. And what has been strange to me is to hear my strapping son say he's afraid. Even when he was a child, I never heard him say that. But now he mentions over and over of how he's afraid he won't be able to get an unbiased jury, etc. This may just be written for him!

BTW, thanks for leaving your comment over at my blog, concerning my interview with my daughter Christina. That was a very fun one to do. Because of the upheaval in our lives this summer I haven't been able to blog, but I'm getting back into it now. Thanks for joing me!

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I am so blessed that you would take the time to share your thoughts with me! You encourage my faith and I pray that God will fill you to the full with His love, mercy,and grace! With joy, Cherie

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