by Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson, 2011
A Pastor in Your Pocket…
More than once in my sixty-one years, my favorite pastor deserted me. That’s how I felt, anyway. Of course, there were always reasons: he retired; the denomination moved him to another city; he changed his career focus; the church couldn’t afford to keep him on. Others I know have lost beloved pastors to indiscretion, death, or disability. Whatever the reason, the loss of a shepherd, and the wait for a new one, is a tough time for most Christians.
So hurrah for Pastor Max! His latest book Max on Life offers a seasoned pastor’s wisdom and care that you can lift from your bookshelf or bedside table any time you have a question about the thorny “stuff” of life that scratches and pricks your soul. Whether you are between pastors or not, this book can serve as a ready reference when you need answers, and can’t wait.
Worried about aging? Finances? Relationships? Don’t know how to talk to your kids about sex? Is your son or daughter a prodigal? Have doubts about the existence of heaven and hell? So do the real people who have written to Max Lucado over his lifetime as a pastor. In this book, you can get answers that make sense along with Max’s signature tenderness of heart and well-crafted prose.
For me, an added bonus was the addendum on writing. When someone with his level of success in publishing wants to share his “secrets,” I am listening, taking notes, and applying his (or her) advice. Max Lucado consistently delivers—to the glory of God. I want to be that kind of writer.
Max on Life would also be an excellent gift for those who are homebound, for seekers of truth, for skeptics who mistrust the church, and for new believers who often are overwhelmed with adjusting their lives to their faith.
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