Friday, April 13, 2012

Adventures in Reading: Great Day Every Day by: Max Lucado

I have said it before and I will say it again. 
I love reading! 
So new books are always exciting for me. 
Imagine how excited I was to discover that bloggers can get FREE BOOKS in exchange for reviewing them on their blog! Not just any book the Book Sneeze people feel like sending me - nope - I get to pick from their list of books to read, review, and add to my collection! 
For my first book to review I chose:

Max Lucado’s  Great Day Every Day: Navigating Life’s Challenges with Promise and Purpose.
I love reading Max Lucado’s children’s books as well as his books for adults. Like the other Lucado titles I have read, this one was well written and filled with Biblical truths to do just what the title says “navigate life’s challenges”. Lucado begins by addressing the fact that we all have bad days, but it is how we react to those circumstances that enhance or hinder God’s work in our lives. The over all theme of the book is having an attitude of gratitude, gratitude being the first born child of grace. Lucado describes how to apply the Biblical principles of faith, kindness and love to battle the worry, inpatients, and critical spirit that we all have in our lives. 

I have to keep a highlighter or pen close at hand while I am reading any of Max Lucado’s books. There are so many words of wisdom weaved in his writing. As a Christian, I look to the Bible for God’s wisdom on how to live my life. That being said, I feel that Lucado practically applies the Truth of God’s word in his writing in a very approachable format. Each chapter gives you lots to think about, and I could only really read one chapter at a time. It is kind of a 3 in 1 book. The first part is the meaty writing. Then there is a section with questions for each chapter (perfect if you are using this book for a small group Bible study). And at the very end of the book is a 31 day journal like section with daily scripture reading, prayer, and writing prompt. I enjoyed this part of the book the most. Putting into application the things I was reading and learning.

I would recommend this book for individual reading, or small groups.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

2 comments:

  1. I am trying this! Thank you so much for sharing and I am so wanting to read this book as Max Lucado is one of my favorite authors.

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  2. I love anything that Max Lucardo writes. He is inspiring.

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