Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as senior minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America's bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print.
Once again, Lucado (Oak Hills Church, San Antonio; Cure for the Common Life) has come through with a hit. The author of dozens of inspirational books for Christians, Lucado has a special talent for storytelling. Here, his goal is to encourage people, especially the brokenhearted, through tough times. He does so in his usual personable style. Using the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers as a background, he expertly interweaves real stories with the biblical narrative, creating an accessible whole. Carefully avoiding religious platitudes, Lucado acknowledges the depth of sorrow and trouble in modern life, and offers realistic hope in a faith in God, even when such hope is hard to find. The author makes his points without being heavy-handed. Chapters such as "Stupid Won't Fix Stupid" tell it like it is in a lighthearted way. VERDICT Lucado fans will be pleased with this new release. Any reader comfortable with a Christian mind-set and looking for encouragement through difficult circumstances will be glad to turn to this work.-Holly Hebert, Brentwood P.L., TN (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.