The four sections of The Gift for All People by Max Lucado are made up of several short chapters each offering a story and inspiration building towards the section’s message. The journey is from the gift of a Saviour through to the ultimate choice we all made. I found each well thought-out, easy to to read and encouraging. Whilst, in general, I prefer Max’s long-form books, this one was a great pick-me-up reminding me of essential principles and the awesome wonder of what God gives us.
My favourite part is “The next time the fog finds you, you might go well to remember Jesus in the garden. The next time you think that no one understands, reread the fourteenth chapter of Mark. The next time your self-pity convinces you that no one cares, pay a visit to Gethsemane. And the next time you wonder if God really perceives the pain that prevails on this dusty planet, listen to him pleading among the twisted trees.” Max can both empathize and tell it as it is!
I thoroughly enjoyed it, five out of five!
From the back cover:
The Gift for All People is a celebration of God’s gift of salvation wrapped in a collection of inspirational stories. These stories will help Christians comprehend and treasure the assurance of their salvation and will help non-Christians realize and embrace the gift of abundant, eternal life in Jesus Christ. The concluding story, written especially for this book, urges readers to give their lives to Jesus Christ and shows them how to do so. This book will provide Christians with a unique, warm, and attractive presentation of the gospel to give to non-Christian family or friends.
More than anything, God wants you to be with Him. The God who designed your world, the God who placed you on the planet, simply wants you home with Him. And to bring you home, He offers you a gift…the gift of eternal salvation.
My prayer is that through the pages of this book you’ll see his gift like you’ve never seen it.
If you’ve already accepted it, you’ll thank Him again. And if you’ve never accepted it, I pray that you will. For it’s the gift of a lifetime. A gift for all people.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook and Multnomah through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.