Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Review: The Gift for All People

Title:  The Gift for All People: Thoughts on God's Great Grace
Author:  Max Lucado
Genre:  Christian Devotional
Publisher:  WaterBrook Multnomah, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
Number of Pages:  132
My Rating:  4 out of 5

Max Lucado, a prolific speaker and writer who lives and serves in a church in Texas, is a well-known and beloved author. His soft-spoken words, both oral and written, inspire and encourage millions. This book offers his usual content, seeking to lead the reader into a deeper understanding of the amazing grace of God.

It is divided into four main sections -- The Gift of a Savior; Ransom for Sinners; Bounteous Grace; and The Choice -- designed to cover the gift and experience of grace from the birth of Jesus Christ to the need for a decision to receive this gift and experience of grace in one's own life. 

Each main section is divided into about eight short chapters with such headings as "It Began in a Manger," "Road to Calvary," Pardon and Peace," and "The God Who Invites." The reader is taken on a journey of discovery in the gentle, heartfelt way that Lucado is famous for. His ability to clothe theological truths and insights in practical, earthly terms helps the reader to visualize the Word becaming flesh and dwelling among us.

While there is nothing 'new' presented in this book, Lucado's skill in presenting age-old truths in contemporary ways makes for a fresh and engaging read that will definitely touch the heart, mind, and spirit of those who take the time to consider again just how great God's grace is.

Disclaimer:  I received this book from for review.

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