Thursday, August 27, 2015

Book Review - Glory Days by Max Lucado


The wilderness. Maybe you know it well.

The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.

Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?

You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can't remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You're fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You're out of Egypt, but Egypt's not out of you.

Isn't the Christian life supposed to be better than this?

Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.

But there's good news. With God's help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.

This is God's vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.

You and your Promised Land life.


More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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This is another great book by Max Lucado! This book focuses on the book of Joshua and about the Hebrews wandering in the desert when they could have been in their glory land.

Even if you're familiar with this story, the way Max Lucado writes about it brings it alive. He shares practical Scriptures with us and gives us the tools to live a more fulfilling, joy filled Christian life and walk. 

If you're going through a hard time - a wilderness - he shares how we can make a u-turn and find freedom even thought the hardships. We need to remember that we are a child of God and that He loves us unconditionally. He doesn't want us to stay stuck in the wilderness. 

This book was really life changing for me. I highlighted it throughout and want to read it again and again. Yes, some of it I already knew - like how important it is to read our Bible and pray - but the way Max Lucado writes gives you a deeper desire to know God and to get out of the wilderness you're in.

I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed it very much and learned a tremendous amount. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

You can read more reviews of this book HERE

Blessings - Julie

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