Sitting down with a Max Lucado book is like spending time with a wise friend. His warm writing style is as comforting as a steaming bowl of tomato soup or your favourite fluffy socks.
As a church leader and father, Max Lucado isn’t a stranger to offering words of assurance in difficult times and this is evident throughout his work.
Max writes, "The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious." He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives. So who better to turn to in times of anxiety and stress?
From the popular gift book, Pocket Prayers - 30 prayers, written with his daughter Andrea which bring peace and rest when most needed. To the beautifully packaged promise book, Fear Not which addresses six major sources of fear and applies over 200 Bible verses to help readers find a practical response to fear and anxiety. And, of course, the reassuring Fearless, where Max comes alongside readers and encourages them to imagine their life without fear.
Anxious for Nothing, His new book, is released later this year and promises to provide calm in a chaotic world. A promise we are confident he can keep.
Lucado delves into Philippians 4:6-7
“ 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.” (NIV)
In the characteristic tone of his previous books, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, meditation and leaving our concerns.
Max Lucado is optimistic about overcoming anxiety. But, there’s not a naivete in his message. This isn’t a declaration that there is nothing to be feared. In fact, he recognises and pinpoints modern day causes of anxiety and battles with them in the hope that we will all feel calmer and less chaotic.
So pop the kettle on and take some time out to join Max on the journey to true freedom.
July 3rd, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White