Thursday, January 19, 2012
No Wonder They Call Him The Savior by Max Lucado - a review
This is a re-release of the book. I had never read it before. I really enjoy Max Lucado and decided to give it a walk through. Max Lucado wrote the original in Brazil, specifically Rio de Janeiro.
The book is based on the cry, "Don't give me religion, give me what matters." His response is that Jesus was killed, buried and resurrected, that part that matters is the cross. That windy "day when the kingdom of death was repossessed and hope took up the payments." In essence the book is a dissection of the story of the cross from the Bible and who this man Jesus truly was.
I really enjoyed the book. The chapters were short and concise. It was easy to understand and follow along with. There were many thought provoking chapters that allowed you to see the story in a new light. I believe that's a key to a good Christian book...to see the Bible in a new light and not darkness. My favorite chapter was the story told in one (maybe two or three) word sentences. Each sentence brought a specific image to mind. Then depending on how fast or slow you read through them, it would show you a different story. I think I read that chapter about 5 times before going on.
I read it as an eBook and as handy as it was, I didn't enjoy that aspect as much with this book. It was too complicated to use the Reader's Guide in the back of the book. This caused me to feel like I was missing out on something. It looks like all of my studies will still be in paperback form for my ease of learning.
My favorite quote from the book: "Prayer is asking God to watch ahead for falling trees and tumbling boulders and to bring up the rear, guarding our backside from the poison darts of the devil."
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