I have long enjoyed the writings of Max Lucado, so when BookLookBloggers offered this as a review I snatched it up. It’s been a while since I’ve read one of his books and I wanted to know if it was still up to snuff. In this softcover book, Max wants to help the reader understand that the promises of God are real, and he continues to keep them.
From the Cover:
Get to know the God who keeps His promises. Unshakable Hope Promise Book, by bestselling author Max Lucado, explores the promises God made to His people throughout the Bible and how they are relevant to your life today. Get ready to discover the amazing plans and promises God has just for you!
What would you do tomorrow if you had no fear? How would you live your life if you knew that the promises in the Bible are for you? What if God Himself put promises there meant for you and has an amazing plan for your life?
In Unshakable Hope Promise Book: Student Edition, Max Lucado shows you how God has kept His promises in the lives of His people for all of history. Using examples from biblical characters and current examples from teens like you, Max will help you explore and understand the ways God has kept His promises then and how He keeps them now.
Embrace an exciting faith-filled life as you work through stories, Scripture, and journaling questions in Unshakable Hope Promise Book.
What You Get:
30 chapters, approximately 6 pages each. The set up for each chapter is the same.
Title page with a bible verse.
This is followed by an almost two page devotional which is generally based around the text and then draws you more into seeing the impact of God’s promises in everyday life. Thinking points are pulled out of the text and highlighted. Each devotional includes a several bible verses of promises
The next two pages include supporting bible verses of God’s promises and a time to reflect on what you have read. Four questions with each lesson.
Each chapter concludes with a promise the reader can make. A promise that leads them to live more for God.
I have not read through every devotional, but the ones I read through didn’t raise any red flags. The devotionals all seemed to connect well to the bible verses selected. They aren’t complicated.
I tried to figure out what the target audience is and I haven’t quite fully determined that. I’m going to say grade nine and up.
I have to admit that I struggled with the promises the way they were written. I would have rather they be prayers asking God to help you stay close, or remember his promises to his people. It’s hard to make a promise like the ones listed, so easy to break them without meaning to, and where would that leave the student?
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