by Max Lucado
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About the Book
Back cover blurb
Keep walking. This may be the day your Jericho walls come down.
We all face them. Strongholds with a strong hold on our lives. Roadblocks to our joy. Obstacles in our marriages. Fortresses of fear blocking us from peace. How can we bring down these walls that keep us from the future God promises?
Remember the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho? Those were some formidable foes and big barriers.
Max Lucado says the book of Joshua is in the bible to remind us of one thing: God Fights For Us! We can overcome, because He has already overcome.
We were not made to stand in the shadow of our walls and quake. We were made to stand on top of Jericho’s rubble and conquer. We win, because God’s already won.
Need a new battle plan for life? Keep walking, keep believing. These may be your Glory Days.
Why I Choose this Book
It’s written by Max Lucado, what more reason do I need? I haven’t read a ton of Max Lucado’s books, but every one that I have read, I have throughly enjoyed and learned from. Plus, I had just finished reading the book of Joshua and seeing deeper into the book was desirable.
What I Thought about this Book
I went into Glory Days not really knowing what to expect; when possible I like going into a book cold, without even reading the back cover. It did not take me long to get sucked into the narrative. Mr. Lucado writes with a picture-painting style, drawing the reader in and giving them context, modern-day examples, and solid foundations.
I finished the book feeling as if I had been privileged to peek into Joshua’s world and experience the feeling of leading the Israelites into their glory days. The world they were part of came alive before me, full of ugly wilderness and then glorious victories.
Glory Days gives example after example, pointer after pointer, of how we, too, as God’s children can leave our wildness and enter into our own glory days. There is no reason why we need to wander around for forty years in the dust and the heat, in the condemnation and fear that plague so many of us. We have the Answer, the ability, right in front of us. If God is for us, who can be against us? It’s time for God’s children to stop despairing and begin living the life He intended for us.
I enjoyed this book and it opened my eyes to new thoughts and concepts. As always, I don’t agree with 100% of what the author had to say, but there weren’t any major issues I remember. The book flowed at a good pace and I don’t remember it ever dragging on.
There was also a rather longish Discussion Guide at the end of the book that looked interesting, but I didn’t go through all of it.
I’m giving Glory Days four stars and recommend it to anyone twelve and older, but especially to those who want to live a full, God-driven and blessed life.
About the Author
More than 120 million readers have been inspired by the words of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.
Glory Days was published September 15th, 2015 and it already has 83 reviews (soon to be 84!) with 86% of those reviews being 5-star and 13% being 4-star. As an author I find that pretty impressive and say Way to go, Mr. Lucado!
*I received this book from Book Look in exchange for an honest review.