Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book Review: Max Lucado's Great Day Every Day

  The alarm clock rings in a new day and a chance to rejoice in it. After all: "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."
    But what about those days when the traffic snarls, airports close, and friends forget? Is there any hope for the days riddled with the hang-ups and bang-ups of life?
  In Great Day Every Day Max Lucado unpacks Jesus' blueprint for dealing with such days: Saturate your day in Jesus' grace. Entrust your day to His oversight. Accept His direction. It's the only prescription to fill your day with God-given purpose.
   When you find the divine promise of each day, you can face whatever it brings. Speed bumps and speeding tickets won’t derail you. Hiccups and hard times don’t have to ruin your day. In fact those days can become great days. Whatever you face, you can have a great day every day.

  I haven't read a book from Max Lucado, but I do know he is an extremely popular Christian author. I think I've heard his name since I was kid, but I've never took the opportunity to read his book. His books have resonated with many, so I decided to find out what is the huge deal about Lucado.
  This is a very short read, which is one reason I loved it. I think there is only so long you can drag out these type of books till they become repetitive. Each chapter easily wraps up on different topics that cause us to have negative days, and how we can turn those things around. Considering I just blogged about worrying, and I'm an  easily stressed person, this book was a welcome read. I tried to truly reflect on what the author was saying about taking each day that as it comes, and to stop wanting so much. 
   As I said, the book is extremely short. The other half of it is filled with discussion topics for groups, and a series of things you can do each day to improve your days. If you like longer books then you may not like the abruptness of this one. I enjoyed it though, and I think the shortness made the chapters that were there stand out more. He has a great way of incorporating stories into chapter to liven up the point he is trying to make. 
  I'm definitely interested in reading more from Lucado after this. He knows how to realistically approach improving your life without promising that you will have all the treasures in the world. It's realistic advice for the times we live in. You can check out the book at Amazon

I received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for a review. 

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