Monday, December 5, 2011

Book Review: One Incredible Savior: Celebrating the Majesty of the Manger by Max Lucado

One Incredible Savior: Celebrating the Majesty of the Manger is a gift book that contains various copyrighted works form Max Lucado's other writings.

The book is structured very well and is very beautifully illustrated. The selected excerpts are very appropriate to the purpose of this gift book.

Although I am an avid Lucado fan and have read many of his books, I found this collection of various writings on related to Nativity a fresh and welcome effort.

Recommended for those seeking a Christian gift book that is not too heavy on Biblical references. Not recommended for Lucado's fans who are looking for a new book.

About the author:
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. "It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind--because my dad was," he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.

Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents' values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn't long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.

From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success--more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers thru NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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