I don't believe there is one Max Lucado book that I've read that hasn't changed my life in some way or another. They all just seem to speak to me in the moment that I am experiencing and offer hope to what I am dealing with, almost as if God is speaking to me, through the words Max shares between the cover. Glory Days is certainly no different. It is a book that deals with getting us out of the hum drums of our lives and into seeing all the blessings and goodness that come from realizing who we are in Jesus. Taking along the for the journey, the Book of Joshua, each chapter walks us through two very different scenarios from the Bible. The first chronicles what went wrong with the Israelites as they followed Moses through the Exodus from Egypt. How they whined and complained along the way, at times following God and other times, defying Him. They would not see the promised land that they spent 40 years wandering around looking for.
On the other hand, Joshua who took up after Moses died, did in fact not only cross over into the promised land God had spoken of, but Joshua followed God without any doubt. It is this same scenario that showcases how we are either held back by our own insecurities, doubts and fears, like the Israelites or through our rock solid faith, we push forward, believing in the unfailing promises of God and move on to our Glory Days in this life. As always Max illustrates each chapter in our spiritual walk of faith or doubt with classic stories that bring the reader right into the chapter with things we can relate to, pet ownership, raising children, dealing with loss, illness and even watching the events of 9/11.
This book is amazing because not only does it walk us alongside a practical example from modern day life, but Max also shares a section from the book of Joshua in how the people were successful based on what they were doing, how they were living their life at the time, and even how God can use someone with a less than perfect past like Rahab, to bring about the salvation of her family when the entire city was leveled, simply for having the faith to believe in a God she hadn't seen before, but knew existed by the reputation of what He had done up to this point. Stories go a long way, and remember that all Joshua had to go by were the first 5 books of the Bible, with the last in the process of being completed, but he relied on it, body, mind, heart and soul and received the greatest reward in his life for it.
I received Glory Days by Max Lucado compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review aside from a free copy of this book and the opinions contained here are strictly my own. This book will show you how to have the life you always wanted as a Christian, to learn to live your life fighting from victory and not for victory for the battle has already been won by Jesus. How to live a life knowing that better days are ahead and how to overcome rejection by understanding what it means to be a child of God. This book also teaches you how to change those negative mindsets we often make permanent in our life and how to understand the right voice to listen to instead of the wrong one. It leads us to make better choices in our spiritual life and leads us to a great fulfillment of the future God has laid out just for us, if we are only willing to take that first step of faith. Well worth all 5 out of 5 stars and the perfect gift for anyone struggling with self worth or self esteem issues.
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