What does it mean to be "Just like Jesus?" This personal month-long journey with the Savior offers Scripture, practical devotions and application sessions to pattern one's life after Christ.
Starting at day one, readers meet the Savior and find their way of thinking challenged. Who is this Nazarene? Who is the Son of God? How can we become more like Him? How can I reflect His grace and goodness to others?
As readers begin to think more like Christ, they are challenged to put words into action as the journey escalates into a full force, radical retracing and renewal of what it means to be a follower of Christ.
Just Like Jesus, The Devotional is daily encouragement and instruction for becoming a "do-er" as well as a follower of Christ.
My Take On This Book:
I being a Max Lucado fan absolutely love this devotional. I have
the book by Max Just Like Jesus and this devotional has many characteristics that the book does, a daily devotional with some very interesting and thought provoking questions after each reading, this is great for bible study.
You can use it as a study guide in a group or personal setting. I use it as a study aide along with my bible. In addition, the question and answer section at the end of each chapter were challenging and thought provoking, which I found perfect to fit my needs.
I would recommend this devotional to all Christians and non-Christians alike who would like to get closer to Jesus. This is a thought provoking and very encouraging devotional, a wonderful gift for new Christians as well.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing via Booksneeze for giving me the opportunity to review it.
In just under two decades of writing, Max Lucado has accomplished more than most writers hope for in a lifetime. Most of his books have appeared on one or more best seller lists, including those published by the "New York Times," "USA Today," "Publishers Weekly," and the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). Aside from hardcover books, Lucado's writings have also been published as children's books, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, music CDs, mass paperback booklets, apparel, giftware, bookmarks, calendars, study Bibles, workbooks, curricula, and plush products. In spring 2003, Hallmark/Dayspring Cards launched a new gift card line featuring excerpts from Lucado's writings--and has already sold more than one million cards.
All this success has drawn more than a little attention to a previously low-profile Texas author and minister. Lucado has been featured in a wide range of media, including "USA Today," "Larry King Live," and "NBC Nightly News." He has spoken at the National Prayer Breakfast before the President of the United States. He has traveled with internationally renowned musicians as a special speaker on their music tours, such as the highly successful "Come Together & Worship Tour" (sponsored by Chevrolet) with Grammy Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Third Day.
Journey to the Top
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. "It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind--because my dad was," he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.
Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents' values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn't long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.
Secret to Success
From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success--more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career.