I have the opportunity to review Max Lucado's recent book, The Lucado Inspirational Reader. Max Lucado is a well-known and popular Christian writer and has written many books including, Facing Your Giants, Fearless, It's Not About Me and Next Door Savior. This recent book is a compilation of inspirational quotes and passages from Lucado's many written works.
I personally had difficulty reading this book for review purposes because, in my opinion, it is not designed to be read cover to cover in a few sittings. I would consider this book to be an excellent choice for a coffee table or waiting area. It is a book that could be picked up and flipped through and read piece by piece. The passages are categorized into topical chapters such as: Comfort, Creation, Family, Prayer, Purpose, Salvation and Worship to name a few. Each chapter includes several small passages and quotes from many of Lucado's complete books, each giving reference to the book it was drawn from. The end of the book also includes a topical index for more specific searches of the passages.
I have found Max Lucado's works to be uplifting and thought provoking. This reader is a wonderful addition for those who want to briefly read pieces of his larger works. It would make a thoughtful gift for pastors, teachers, friends and family.
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