Max Lucado

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  1. mark brandwein

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    Are Max Lucado's books worth reading?
     
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    Hi Mark...I LOVE Max Lucado's books! (I think I have most of them.)

    They are usually broken into short chapters that really pack and punch and give you some depth to think about...IMHO, that is!

    CJ
     
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    I was given one of his 3 books in one as a gift; The Great House of God, Just Like Jesus and When Christ comes. I attempted to read through When Christ comes. Made it half way through, then got too board. Seems it's a lot of feel good stuff, nothing overly deep. I will give another one of the 3 books a go eventually, but I wasn't too impressed. But then again it wasn't becasue I was agaisnt anything he was really saying, it just was a lot more shallow then what I usually read.

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    I'm with Bugman. Shallow reading, has a few good things to say but you get the feel he sat down and wrote it off the top of his head in a week.
    At least all his stuff post mass popularity.
    Gina
     
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    If you are not looking for anything deep, but light, devotional reading there are fine. I enjoy and own several.
     
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    They are good books for inspirational pickmeups, or to give to someone in the hospital. Believe he has a radio broadcast still- Up-Words.
     
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    Gina and Bugman are right on. The first word that came to my mind was "shallow." Very popular, but lots of fluff.
     
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    Most of my sermons from the first years of ministry were theologically sound, but lacked some of the personal illustrations.

    Now, the advent of the Chicken Soup type stories and touching, inspirational and heart-warming works of Lucado, my sermons are still chocked full of Scripture and theologically sound . . but seem to touch a deeper chord and reach into the lives of the listeners.

    I would read everything the man writes. Except any "theology". He's a mess! But that doesn't affect his inspirational writing.

    He would get two thumbs up. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I have a couple of his books they're nice but, like others have said, they're shallow.
     
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    I am reading " The Next door Savior" Its very intersting. I enjoy his qestions after each chapter. [​IMG]
     
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    Lucado isn't writing for pastors or scholars.
    He's writing for the masses. He's a good
    communicator. If you ever hear him preach
    he's much more theological. I used to
    subscribe to his sermons. His books are
    good. I think his book on grace is his
    best.

    And yes, Dr. Bob, he uses some marvelous
    stories. I steal them!!

    Clay
     
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    He points out everybodies errors but his own.
     
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    Me too. They're great inspirational light reading. Great for personal devotional or contemplation.
     
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    Me too. They're great inspirational light reading. Great for personal devotional or contemplation.
     
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    He points out everybodies errors but his own. </font>[/QUOTE]TC: I already said I don't agree with everything he said. However, a vast amount of his criticisms are both well-researched & valid. Find out if the point is valid! If it's valid, it sticks. If it's not, discard it. It's not a matter of your opinion of the man who wrote it, though it would be preferable if he had a more gentle approach to people who are true believers. Too much "tolerance" in the church makes people unwilling to hear the truth--and look for reasons to reject it because the one(s) delivering the truth happen to be human & fallible too.
     
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    I loved "In the Grip of Grace" the best.

    I think something changed in his recent writings; so in that regard, I like his earlier writings the best.
     
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    He points out everybodies errors but his own. </font>[/QUOTE]TC: I already said I don't agree with everything he said. However, a vast amount of his criticisms are both well-researched & valid. Find out if the point is valid! If it's valid, it sticks. If it's not, discard it. It's not a matter of your opinion of the man who wrote it, though it would be preferable if he had a more gentle approach to people who are true believers. Too much "tolerance" in the church makes people unwilling to hear the truth--and look for reasons to reject it because the one(s) delivering the truth happen to be human & fallible too. </font>[/QUOTE]He rarely quotes primary sources. Sorry, but I don't call his "exposes" based on secondary and tertiary sources well researched. He has yet to correct a single mistake he has made - and he has made some. When he does that and provides bibliographies of his sources so they can be checked for accuracy, then I'll be more inclined to read his work. Until then, he's just blowing wind.
     
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    I tried to read one of his books once. About halfway through, I just got bored, put it down and never picked it up again, moved on to something more interesting.

    Jason
     

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