Pastor and author Max Lucado brings his gift for relating traditional Bible stories to modern situations in the inspirational volume, "Second Chances: More Stories of Grace." With the ease of a practiced storyteller, he brings such characters as the Samaritan woman at the well, Jonah and The Prodigal Son into our world and uses them to remind us that we serve The God of Second Chances.
I am an unashamed fan of Lucado's earlier books. His easy-going manner avoids sermonizing even as he exhorts the reader to claim the new beginning available through God's grace. Lucado gently elevates his audience rather than dragging them anywhere. He continues that tradition with “Second Chances.”
The brief lessons make this volume excellent for devotional reading or a book study group. Yet each one contains a mountain of hope and inspiration. Lucado writes for an audience that includes people with little Bible training; he puts the content into easily understood terms that don’t require an extensive church background. Any lay person can understand the principle of God’s loving grace when Lucado explains it.
Although the book is a continuation of an earlier series, it can stand alone. The easy-to-read storytelling style Lucado employs makes the book a pleasure to peruse. Christians will enjoy the reminder of Who they serve; non-Christians will come to understand more about the God who created them and awaits their return to His arms. Whether you pick it up for a chapter or hours of reading, you’ll find a series of treasures await you in “Second Chances: More Stories of Grace.”
The book releases March 5, just in time to be a perfect Easter gift. Share your faith and encouragement with a friend through Max Lucado’s work.
“Second Chances: More Stories of Grace” by Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson
This review is based on a pre-publication copy provided by the publisher with no constraints placed upon the review. All opinions are my own.