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About Max Lucado
All this success has drawn more than a little attention to a previously low-profile Texas author and minister. Lucado has been featured in a wide range of media, including "USA Today," "Larry King Live," and "NBC Nightly News." He has spoken at the National Prayer Breakfast before the President of the United States. He has traveled with internationally renowned musicians as a special speaker on their music tours, such as the highly successful "Come Together & Worship Tour" (sponsored by Chevrolet) with Grammy Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Third Day.
Journey to the Top
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. "It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind--because my dad was," he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.
Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents' values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn't long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.
Secret to Success
From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success--more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career.
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Does it ever feel like life is out of control? Could you use the reminder that God is in control?
When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado tells us that though it may not be quick or painless, God will use this mess for good.
In this booklet, Max Lucado will help you:
- Find courage to never give up during turbulent times
- Trust God to help you through all of life’s trials
- Remember that God will use every painful circumstance for good
Scriptures for Your Turbulent Times also included.
Do you find it easier to face the day when you know God is with you? Max Lucado believes it is! In God Is With You Every Day, Max uses his signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with practical, relevant, and personal messaging, to remind you that God is with you every day.
This 365-day devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection. Weaving messages of comfort, grace, and encouragement, this book is wonderful for:
- Anyone who wants a fresh infusion of faith to start each day
- Those walking through difficult seasons of life such as loneliness, grief, or change
- People in need of courage to face each day
God Is With You Every Day makes a great:
- Self-purchase for those needing an extra pick-me-up or Max Lucado fans
- Inspirational gift for friends and family walking through a tough season, experiencing loss, or overwhelmed by life's challenges
Do you want to overcome your anxiety? Do you want to be free from the worries that weigh you down? If you're trembling on a tightrope of fear and worry, get ready for the best trade ever: your cares for God's calm. That's God's offer.
Bestselling author Max Lucado understands what it's like to feel overwhelmed by anxiety. In Trade Your Cares for Calm, you'll learn how to:
- Exchange your burdens for an abundance of mercy, gratitude, and trust
- Replace striving and stress with a faith-filled life, so you can see God's goodness
- Feel calm in chaos and find peace through prayer
- Make faith, not fear, your default reaction to circumstances
Imagine being able to walk away from worry, conquer the need to control, get rid of guilty, and end if-only thinking. Trade Your Cares for Calm is:
- For men and women of all ages wanting to achieve personal growth
- Great for any gift giving occasion
Weary travelers. You've seen them -- everything they own crammed into their luggage. Staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies with overstuffed suitcases, trunks, duffels, and backpacks.
Backs ache. Feet burn. Eyelids droop.
We've all seen people like that.
At times, we are people like that -- if not with our physical luggage, then at least with our spiritual load.
We all lug loads we were never intended to carry. Fear. Worry. Discontent. No wonder we get so weary. We're worn out from carrying that excess baggage. Wouldn't it be nice to lose some of those bags?
That's the invitation of Max Lucado. With the Twenty-third Psalm as our guide, let's release some of the burdens we were never intended to bear.
Using these verses as a guide, Max Lucado walks us through a helpful inventory of our burdens. May God use this Psalm to remind you to release the burdens you were never meant to bear.
The end of the world. How do you react to that thought? Does it make you afraid? Excited? Nervous? Full of anticipation? Full of peace? The apostle John was privileged to preview the end of the world. While in exile, he experienced an amazing vision that gave him a glimpse of heaven. He saw the final battle of good and evil. He saw God's justice. He witnessed the assured victory for believers in Christ as all hell broke loose and all heaven came forth. He saw Jesus, born in a manger, now triumphant over Satan. John's description stretches our imagination, fuels our anticipation, and comforts us as we await the final curtain call.
The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. Each lesson includes an opening reflection, background information, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and New King James versions), exploration questions, inspirational thoughts from Max, and a closing takeaway for further reflection. The Life Lessons series is ideal for use in both a small-group setting or for individual study.
¿La incertidumbre y el caos de la vida te mantienen despierto por la noche? ¿La ansiedad irracional es tu constante compañero? Deja que Dios te ayude a ganar la guerra de la preocupación y recibir la paz duradera de Cristo.
Todos encontramos ansiedad, pero no debemos dejar que la preocupación y el miedo controlen nuestras vidas. Ansiosos por nada de Max Lucado, autor best seller del New York Times, proporciona una guía para luchar contra la ansiedad y sanarla. Ansiosos por nada invita a los lectores a profundizar en Filipenses 4:6-7, el pasaje más destacado de cualquier libro del planeta según Amazon:
«No se inquieten por nada; más bien, en toda ocasión, con oración y ruego, presenten sus peticiones a Dios y denle gracias. Y la paz de Dios, que sobrepasa todo entendimiento, cuidará sus corazones y sus pensamientos en Cristo Jesús».
En este libro, Max te ayudará:
- celebrar la bondad de Dios
- pedirle ayuda a Dios
- dejar tus preocupaciones con Dios
- meditar en las cosas buenas
No dejes que la ansiedad domine el día. Únete a Max en el camino hacia la verdadera libertad y experimenta más alegría, claridad, renovación física y satisfacción por el poder del Espíritu Santo.
Anxious for Nothing
Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational anxiety your constant companion? Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ.
We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to let worry and fear control our lives. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with anxiety and healing it. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7—the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet according to Amazon:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
In this book, Max will help you:
- celebrate God’s goodness
- ask God for help
- leave your concerns with God
- meditate on good things
Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Fear may fill the world but does not have to fill your heart.
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear. Layoffs at work. Slowdowns in the economy. Health scares. Division. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into the prison of our anxious minds and keeps us from the freedom Christ offers.
New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado invites us to turn to faith, not fear, as our default reaction to the threats of life. In this book, Max will help you:
- Find freedom from the fear of insignificance.
- Take comfort that the Lord will never leave your side.
- Unleash your worries and become filled with peace.
Today, learn to trust more and fear less.
Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life.
Do you ever have an overwhelming sense of dread? Bombarded with “what-if’s,” always on edge, preparing for something bad to happen? According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety.
New York Times bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.
In this 64-page booklet based on one of Max’s bestselling books, Anxious for Nothing, you’ll find:
- An 11-week practical plan to overcome anxiety
- Weekly Scripture verses for meditation
- Weekly prayers to reframe anxious thoughts
Stop letting anxiety rule the day and join Max on the journey to true freedom by the power of the Spirit.
Grace for the Moment by New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado has had a major impact on countless people seeking the grace of God. Max's devotions will touch your life as they emphasize the help and hope of God in everyday moments.
This 365-day devotional illustrates God's faithfulness in all facets of life. Over 3.5 million copies sold!
- Each devotion encourages readers to grow their faith by embracing the hope of the Lord every day.
- Each daily reading features devotional writings from Max's numerous bestsellers, as well as a Scripture verse selected especially for each day's reading.
Grace for the Moment© is perfect for any occasion--Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays, hospital visits, appreciation gifts for front line and essential workers, a friend who needs encouragement, and holiday gift giving.
You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?
In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance. Max reminds participants God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph—tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed. But his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.
With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.
The six sessions include:
- You’ll Get Through This
- Down and Out, But Never Alone
- Stupid Won’t Fix Stupid
- Is God Good When Life Isn’t
- Now, About Those Family Scandals and Scoundrels
- God Can Use This for Good
Designed for use with the You’ll Get Through This DVD.
Life with no end? Space with no bounds? And what about Armageddon, The Lake of Fire, The Mark of the Beast?
Are we supposed to feel good about all this?
When we wonder about these things, we aren't alone. There is much about the end of history we don't understand. But while thoughts on the final day will stir our questions, they needn't stir our fears. Regarding that day, Jesus urged, "Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me" (John 14:1).
Max Lucado believes the day Christ comes will be the "beginning of the very best." And our primary task is to be prepared and peaceful while we wait.
If we have some questions about the end of time ...
If we have concerns about what will happen to us ...
If we want to look to the end of times as a source of comfort and not chaos ...
Then this is the book we need. New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado walks us through Scripture to find peace in the present and hope for the hereafter.