Great quote: "Do you understand what your Master wants? Do you know what makes you, you? Have you identified the features that distinguish you from every other human who has inhaled oxygen?" (Page 144)
Book summary: "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.
My thoughts: Glory Days by Max Lucado is a complicated book. On one hand, the premise is simple: live for God and you will be living in your Glory Days as God has defined. On the other hand: that's not so easy to do, is it?
Based on the Biblical story of Joshua, Lucado likens our day-to-day life as a struggle that is just as real as the one Joshua fought so many centuries ago. Maybe our world is filled with internet temptations and fast-food goodies on every corner, but deep down all human struggle is real and the same.
We want a good life. We want happiness and a peaceful family and...and...and...
Interestingly, Lucado deftly uses Joshua's story to bring readers back to the reality of a God-focused life. And it's not all roses and smiles. As Lucado wisely points out, however, a God-filled life can be your own Glory Days, though. When God has your back, just as He had Joshua's back, you can rest in God's peace.
This book is heavier and deeper than some of Lucado's writings. This book would be a fantastic book for someone who is deeply struggling, stuck in the trenches of life with little hope.
The story of Joshua is a bloody fight to the finish. But that is exactly the point Lucado is trying to make. When we want life to be simple, we are deceived. We must fight the good fight, as Joshua did, if we want to live in our own Glory Days.
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Pages: 272
- Year originally published: 2015
- Author: 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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