Are you a Christian? How long have you been a believer? Are you the same as when you first believe? Are you back in a time when everything seems to be the same? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel lost? Do you feel like life is just a routine mess? Are you heading towards a midlife crisis without being or not even close to your "midlife"? New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado asks us those questions in his latest book, "Glory Days". And he explains that we are in the wilderness.
We are in the wilderness of our walk with Christ. Drawing parallels to the Israelites' 40 year journey in the desert, Mr. Lucado opens our eyes as we read to follow the stories in Joshua, and reach our Promised Land, our inheritance. We too, as we hold on to God and with His help, learn to discern His voice and move forward, and leave the wilderness.
I've been a fan of Mr. Lucado's works, and "Glory Days" is no different, also in a good way. It is another book that awakes our own vulnerabilities and aids us in releasing the stronghold the past, the fear and whatever it is that hinders you. He balances the use of modern testimonies with the timeless scripture passages throughout the Bible, with emphasis of the story in Joshua. As a pastor of his church, Mr. Lucado uses his pastoral insights with a relate-able ease in speaking with us, as in personally with "Glory Days".
Coincidentally, I recently read and reviewed a memoir, "'Til We Meet Again" by Ray & Betty Whipps with Craig Borlase that also contain a verse from Joshua that has a purpose in their lives. Truthfully, I haven't done a deep study of Joshua, and only after reading "Glory Days", have I felt a nudge to look deeper. Mr. Lucado, not only gave us goal, he provided or rather, God used him to give us a leg up on understanding the book of Joshua. I can easily relate the Old Testament book of Joshua to the wartime story of Ray & Betty Whipps in "Til We Meet Again", but hard to do so at this age. However, God should never be surprising to us, because He will and can use whichever way to open our eyes. Joshua, the glory days and our Promised Land is not only for the Israelites back in the day, it's for us now.
Enjoy and let Max Lucado's "Glory Days" be a start.
NOTE: I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson through Litfuse Publicity Group for an honest review.