Max Lucado wants to challenge your understanding of grace.
A grace period at the bank. A fall from grace for dishonest politicians. The grace note spoke of by musicians. The gracious, the graceful, and the pre-meal prayer we all say before tucking into our dinner.
But Max Lucado begs us to see what grace truly is.
He wants to ask you:
Have you been changed by grace?
Have you been strengthen by grace?
Have you been softened by grace?
Have you been snatched by the rough of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace?
We need to stop thinking of grace as a passive goldfish that swims happily in a bowl, never asking us to do anything. Instead, Max says that grace is the voice that calls us to change, that wants to re-write you, and pull off your fear of death so you can fly.
With over 100 million products in print, Max Lucado is one of Americas most widely read authors. Max serves the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he also lives with his wife, Denalyn.
We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.
But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, Do you believe in grace? who could say no?
Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace?
Gods grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly.
Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.
Lets make certain grace gets you.
Gods graceHis unconditionally loving, unmerited favoris sometimes difficult for people to grasp, even though each one of us is in desperate need of it. But in Max Lucados new book, GRACE, it is completely embraceable and understandable. Through Lucados characteristic narrative style and profound biblical understanding, we learn that Gods grace is truly much more than we deserve and greater than we imagine. --Dr. Charles F. Stanley
Max Lucado has blended his creative writing style with honesty about how he has experienced Gods grace, mercy and forgiveness in his own times of failure and despair. You will find comfort as Max shines the light of the Word of God revealing that Jesus Christ is truly the only hope that brings everlasting peace. --Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Samaritans Purse, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Reading Max Lucado on grace is like hearing Warren Buffett on money or Julia Child on foodits a subject he spent a lifetime falling in love with. --John Ortberg, pastor and author, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Few writers are better than Max Lucado, no subject is better than Gods grace." --Randy Alcorn, author of Heaven and If God is Good
"Max gives us encouragement, hope and a needed reminder that the grace we all possess as followers of Jesus should empower us to move mountains, vs simply settling for pushing wimpy molehills." --Brad Lomenick, President and Executive Director, Catalyst
Max offers up a biblical vision of Gods grace that comes drenched in sweat and with a set of six-pack abs; a life-defining newness and relationship-refining kindness straight from the heart of God. --Tim Kimmel, author of Grace Based Parenting
"Some writers aim for the mind, others for the heart and a small number for the soul. With his latest book, 'Grace,' Max Lucado hits the trifecta, touching on all three." -- Cal Thomas, Syndicated and USA Today Columnist and Fox News Contributor
If you love the writings of Max Lucado, this will probably become your favorite. -- Stephen Arterburn, Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries, host of New Life Live! and best selling author
I can think of no more needed message for weary people everywhere, and no better writer than Max Lucado to paint so gloriously the hope that "Christ in you" affords. --Louie Giglio, creator of Passion Conferences and pastor, Passion City Church
Grace by Max Lucado was published by Thomas Nelson in August 2012 and is our 15120th best seller. The ISBN for Grace is 9780849920707.