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3:16 The Numbers of Hope

  • Max Lucado

A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions.

 

If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything in the Bible, return here. We all need the reminder. The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God's treatment is prescribed in John 3:16.

 

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

  • Max Lucado

Fear seems to be in the driver’s seat these days. People are troubled and anxious. Finances are tumbling, rockets are launching, and seemingly solid institutions are teetering. It's tough for folks to know where to turn.

Two years ago I began writing a new book entitled Fearless. Little did I know then what we'd be facing now, but God did. The book examines Jesus' statements about fear and encourages us to take heart in difficult times.

The antidote to the fear epidemic? Trust. If we trust God more, we can fear less. What a comforting promise.

-Max Lucado

God's Story Your Story

  • Max Lucado

Carpools and car crashes, job switches and joint custody, moves and motionlessness. Is there a cohesive storyline to the chaos, confusion, and clutter of your daily life? According to well-loved author Max Lucado, the answer is a resounding yes! So what is the text of your life? With his unequaled warmth and honesty, Lucado plumbs the depths of your storyline and comes up smiling. 'Your story indwells God's,' writes Lucado. 'This is the great promise of the Bible and the hope of this book ... Above and around us God directs a grander saga, written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to his calendar. And you are a part of it ...' Join Max for an unforgettable journey woven with New Testament stories and contemporary examples of God's beautiful story-making skills. The beginning of the narrative is legendary, the middle unfolds with surprises still in store, and the ending of your final earthly chapter ushers in a reunion that almost defies description. It's time to see what your life looks like when God's story becomes your story.

He Chose The Nails

  • Max Lucado

 

Much has been said about the gift of the cross itself, but what of the other gifts? What of the nails, the crown of thorns? What about the garment taken? What about the garments given? Have you taken the time to open these gifts?

Reader's guide in the back of the book may be used by you individually or in a group discussion. The study questions focus on three areas:

  • Nailing It Down: questions to help you interact with the main point of each chapter
  • Glimpsing God's Heart: questions to help you interact with key Scripture passages on the topic of discussion
  • Making a Choice: application questions to help you integrate the main focus of each chapter into your life of faith.

 

In the Eye of the Storm

  • Max Lucado

If you've ever wondered if God in heaven can relate to you on earth, then read and re-read this pressure-packed day in the life of Christ. It is the only day, aside from the crucifixion, that all four Gospels recorded. Max interweaves their accounts in such a way that you will be assured that God knows how you feel.  And you will be assured that within every torrent there is a calm center?a place you can stand when your world gets windy- The Eye of the Storm. Reader's Guide in back of the book can be used for personal study or for group discussion. This study guide is designed to help you move from encouraging thoughts to daring living in the eye of the storm.

Just Like Jesus

  • Max Lucado

God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you there.
He wants you to be just like Jesus.

Isn't that good news? You aren't stuck with today's personality. You are changeable... In Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado helps you to  understand God's wonderful ways of transformation.

Reader's Guide in the back of the book may be used by you individually or in a group discussion. The study questions focus on three areas:

  • Finding the Heart of Jesus: questions to help you interact with the main point of each chapter
  • Probing the Mind of Jesus: questions to help you interact with key Scripture passages on the topic of discussion
  • Becoming the Hands of Jesus: application auestions to help you integrate the main focus of each chapter into your life of faith.

 

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference

  • Max Lucado

These are difficult days in our world's history. 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, natural disasters are gouging entire nations, and economic uncertainty still reigns across the globe. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God's love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. Let's live our lives in such a way that the world will be glad we did.

Six Hours One Friday

  • Max Lucado

Living the Power of the Cross

In Six Hours One Friday, Max Lucado delves into the meaning of Jesus' last hours on the cross. Through his death, your life has purpose and meaning. You are forgiven and loved by a Savior who died for you. And an empty tomb proclaims that death does not have the final word.

Reader's guide in the back of the book may be used for personal devotion time or small group study. The study questions focus on three areas:

  • Mind Anchors: gleans crucial quotes from the chapter and invites you to reexamine them by answering some probing questions.
  • Soul Anchors: uses parallel Scriptures to reinforce and clarify the thrust of the chapter.
  • Life Anchors: Here's where you take the message home. Want to keep from drifting? Spend some time meditating on the exercises in this section.