Monday, November 11, 2013

You'll Get Through This

Can I just say I love the way Max Lucado writes. Lucado can weave interesting stories, share Scripture in a wise manner, and still sound as if he is sitting across from you at your kitchen table. His writing is that of an old friend, one who is wise and honest, ready to support you in the suffering you face. Lucado does not sugar-coat the truth, but he is encouraging, because his message is one from Scripture, and it is one of encouragement. In this book, Lucado tackles the suffering we all face. Whether it is a job loss, a relationship loss, a disappointment that is difficult to get past, or any other tragedy of life, he does not try to gloss over it. The reality is that we all face personal tragedies. We all feel pain. Lucado does not try to diminish this, nor to deny our feelings. However, he does remind us that the reality is so much more than that. Although we have struggles, we will get through them. We will feel pain. We will learn tough lessons. But the reality is that God is there for us through it all. He will be the One we can turn to, lean on, and call out to in those times. The problems we go through will not be easy and cannot be wished away. But in the midst of them, we can draw closer to our God, who has experienced everything we will experience. There is nothing that is beyond His reach. Lucado shares personal stories, as well as Scripture, to remind us that we are not alone. His writing is realistic and inspirational at the same time. He writes simply, yet profoundly. The truths in his book are ones we need reminding of, particularly when our lives seem to be spiraling out of control. There is comfort in the words of this book, and the words of the Bible. Lucado strives to remind us to focus on God, not our circumstances. His writing will encourage you in today's troubling times. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”