Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cast of Characters by Max Lucado book review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849921554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849921551
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches

Product Description

Some of the most powerful stories from the Bible will come alive for today's readers through these
inspiring selections from the writings of Max Lucado. Max provides a compelling look at the most
high-impact moments in the biblical narrative, drawn from his previous 20+ years of writing.
At the end of each chapter will be study guide questions so the reader can go deeper into this
Extraordinary stories are told about the following characters:
Mary, Peter, Matthew, Joseph, Nicodemus, Woman at the Well, David, Esther, Job, The
Samaritan Woman, John, Rich Young Man.
And more

Joseph - Joseph's Prayer; Matthew - Friends of Flops; Woman Who Washed Jesus' Feet - The 7:47 Principle; Mephibosheth - The Privilege of Paupers; Samaritan Woman - Two Tombstones; Mary, Martha, and Lazarus - Your Place in God's Band; Abigail - Barbaric Behavior; Paralyzed Man - Bright Lights on Dark Nights; John - I Can Turn Your Tradegy into Triumph; Paul - Hidden Heroes; Two Criminals - I Will Let You Choose; Moses - The Voice from the Mop Bucket; Joseph - When Crickets Make You Cranky; David - Facing Your Giants; Esther - Touching the King's Heart; Job - Where Man Covers His Mouth; Nicodemus - The Most Famous Conversion in the Bible; Jairus - The Sparkle from Eternity; Rich Young Ruler - The Affluent Poor; Sarah, Peter, and Paul - The Kingdom of the Absurd; Lazarus - The Final Witness; Peter - The Gospel of the Second Chance; Conclusion - Cast of Characters; Notes; Sources

My Review

We have read about the people in the bible so many times and I know at least in my opinion they are and surely always had been extraordinary people. Max Lucado shows us in this book the ways that God has used ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Mr Lucado places these stories from the bible in modern day situations that we can better understand.

The book makes you think about the things we can glean from reading about the stories and how God put these people in situations where even as today we can relate. It has a section for discussions after each chapter so it would also be great for a group bible study.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."