Max Lucado shares answers to letters that he has received. In the small questions and the hard ones, Max is gentle and encouraging. I love the way he takes a practical approach to helping answer the issue at hand, but each response is rich with spiritual depth. The letters are organized into the categories of Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have-Nots, and Hereafter. On a side note, I've wondered what will happen if we get to heaven one day and discover that God hates alliteration?
This book is one to read and make notations because the situations and questions that are brought up are very "real world." And Max's answers are a great foundation for a conversation that you or I could share with a friend or neighbor who is facing the same thing. He has a great way of taking big theological truths and making them applicable and understandable. My favorite thing about this book is how the truth of the gospel and the things of God are presented in an approachable, non-threatening way.
Lucado's books are generally "easy to pick up and read" and this one fits that description too. But like the last one I read and reviewed, it can be easy to read but harder to put into practice in life. His pastor's heart and years of experience are combined here for another great book.
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