I recently had the opportunity to review the book, The Lucado Inspirational Reader: Hope and Encouragement for Your Everyday Life, which is a compilation of various quotes and stories from a variety of Max Lucado's books.
The book is divided into chapters, each which has a particular theme. Some examples of the chapter topics include: Comfort, Compassion, Encouragement, Faith, Family, Grace, Hope, Peace, Perseverance, Purpose, and Spiritual Refreshment (plus many more.) Each chapter contains Lucado quotes, stories, and word-illustrations specific to the chapter's theme.
This is a nice little inspirational book to have around. You could spend hours reading through it or you could simply pick a chapter and read a few selections from that chapter. The included selections are short which makes it easy to pick this book up when you only have a few minutes.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again ~ this is a great supplemental devotional-type book but it is man's interpretation of the Word. It's always best to devote the majority of your quiet time in the raw Word of God. However, because this book is organized into topical chapters, it does make it a nice and easy way to grab some wisdom and read a godly man's perspective on many of life's challenges.
And can I just add that this is a very handsome hardcover book? If you know a Lucado fan, this would be a great little faith-filled Christmas gift for them. Full of great wisdom and a very lovely looking book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.