Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Book Review: For the Tough Times by Max Lucado

"When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?' The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord sits on his throne in heaven." - Psalm 11:3-4.

"Isn't David's question ours? When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do? When illness invades, marriages fail, children suffer, and death strikes, what are we to do?" - For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope by Max Lucado.

Don't we all ask those questions at times? I know I have. When my Grandma died after battling cancer. When we left a church after 7 years. When I endured a miscarriage at 8 weeks.

I find great comfort in knowing God is sitting on his throne!

In this small book Lucado does an excellent job of reminding us that God has a plan for each life. Not even Satan can derail the plan of God. In fact, Satan is often an unwilling participant in God's plan.

This small (only 83 pages long) book would make an excellent book for someone going through a difficult time. Or as a Gift Book for an introduction to Lucado's books.

It's a quick read. Not terribly meaty or deep but it will make you think about God, prayer and Heaven.

*** For more reviews of this book see Alicia at Experiencing Each Moment or Doug at The Thoughts and Ramblings of Doug (the husband of a college friend).

1 comment:

Amy said...

Sounds a lot like Kay Arthur's "When Bad Things Happen" which is another fairly short read that is full of Scripture. It is also very helpful personally (giving me the perspective of reality!) and as a gift book...

Thanks for the review!

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