Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a spiritual rut or that you’re running on empty? The Israelites certainly did, but just as they did, you too can move from the wilderness to the Promised Land. In Glory Days, Max Lucado invites readers to leave the wilderness and discover a life defined by grace, refined by challenge, and aligned with a heavenly call. By studying the life of Joshua and the biblical book that bears his name, Lucado reveals God’s promises for every step and reminds readers that God still fights for them.
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Over the years, I’ve read a number of books by Max Lucado. I return to this author time and again because he is relatable and possesses an uncanny ability for pointing out the relevance of scripture in today’s life. With his latest book, Max steps his readers through the book of Joshua – encouraging us to stop wandering in the wilderness and to move into our Promised Land — to live in our Glory Days.
Of the many lessons this book holds, my favorites were recorded in chapters 3, 6, 9 and 13. I was nodding my head in agreement as Max Lucado expounded upon the critical importance of biblical literacy. In it’s simplicity, chapter 3 is a plea to the church to return to the Bible and into communion with God through prayer; sighting that we would benefit with both spiritual growth and blessings. Chapters 6, 9, and 13 all relate to trusting God in one way or another. Trusting Him to see us through challenges, relying on his promise to provide, and trusting Him to have a unique purpose for our lives. You will find the entire book has personal applications–chapter 13 stood out as a great tool for ministry leaders because it speaks about people finding their unique giftedness for work and service.
Max Lucado writes in such a way that you feel like you are casually unpacking the book of Joshua with him over a cup of coffee. Due to his amiable writing style and the valuable insights he offers, I believe this book will appeal to a wide audience. Furthermore, Glory Days has a similar format to Before Amen with it’s “Questions for Reflection” making it a great choice for book clubs. At times, I felt his take-away message came close to the “identify and conquer your giants” message I’ve heard associated with David and Goliath’s story. In addition, occasionally Max’s humor or the stories he incorporated missed the mark for me. Yet as a whole, I enjoyed the author’s teachings and I feel the book is a valuable investment.
About the Author
More than 120 million readers have been inspired by the words of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.