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Max Lucado

Author of You Are Special

904+ Works 99,361 Members 757 Reviews 46 Favorited

About the Author

Max Lucado (born January 11, 1955) is a best-selling Christian author, and Minister. He was educated at Abilene Christian University. Lucado has been pastor of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas, since 1988. He also hosts UpWords, a fifteen minute radio show that can be heard in show more thirty states. Lucado has authored almost 100 books, three of which were listed as top ten books on the Christian Booksellers Association list. His book, When God Whispers Your Name, was the number one hardcover book for eight months. His book You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times made the New York Times bestseller list in September 2013. He made this bestseller list again in 2015 with his title Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe and again with Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now. His latest book is Because of Bethlehem Christmas Coloring Book: Love is born. Hope is here. Anxious for Nothing, and Unshakeable Hope.. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Max Lucado

You Are Special (1997) 4,521 copies, 84 reviews
No Wonder They Call Him the Savior (1986) 2,692 copies, 12 reviews
The Crippled Lamb (1994) 2,556 copies, 20 reviews
In The Grip Of Grace (1996) 2,434 copies, 16 reviews
Just Like Jesus (1998) 2,314 copies, 10 reviews
When God Whispers Your Name (1994) 2,170 copies, 5 reviews
God Came Near: Chronicles of the Christ (1986) 1,984 copies, 8 reviews
The Applause of Heaven (1990) 1,899 copies, 5 reviews
He Still Moves Stones (1992) 1,750 copies, 10 reviews
Just In Case You Ever Wonder (1992) 1,737 copies, 11 reviews
Because I Love You (1999) 1,605 copies, 12 reviews
In the Eye of the Storm (1991) 1,597 copies, 6 reviews
A Gentle Thunder (1995) 1,536 copies, 9 reviews
The Great House Of God: A Home for Your Heart (1997) 1,435 copies, 3 reviews
3:16: The Numbers of Hope (2007) 1,338 copies, 17 reviews
Just the Way You Are (1999) 1,287 copies, 7 reviews
When Christ Comes (1999) 1,222 copies, 1 review
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear (2009) 1,202 copies, 22 reviews
You are mine (2001) 1,045 copies, 8 reviews
All You Ever Need (1865) 956 copies, 12 reviews
If Only I Had a Green Nose (2002) 918 copies, 1 review
The Gift for All People (1999) 864 copies, 4 reviews
On the Anvil (1985) 806 copies, 4 reviews
Come Thirsty: No Heart Too Dry for His Touch (2004) 789 copies, 7 reviews
Best of All (2003) 736 copies, 3 reviews
He Did This Just For You (2000) 733 copies, 2 reviews
The Oak Inside the Acorn (2006) 674 copies, 8 reviews
Jacob's Gift (1998) 645 copies, 4 reviews
Hermie: A Common Caterpillar (Just Like Jesus Story) (2002) — Original book — 562 copies, 7 reviews
Cosmic Christmas (1997) 540 copies, 3 reviews
The Inspirational Study Bible (1995) 530 copies, 3 reviews
Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer (2014) 527 copies, 13 reviews
The Christmas Candle (2006) 515 copies, 10 reviews
With You All the Way (1993) 479 copies, 3 reviews
God's Inspirational Promise Book (1996) 475 copies, 3 reviews
The Christmas Cross (1998) 464 copies, 6 reviews
A Hat for Ivan (2004) 453 copies, 1 review
Tell Me the Secrets (1993) 420 copies, 1 review
Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift (2004) 417 copies, 3 reviews
Life Lessons: Book Of James (1996) 414 copies, 2 reviews
Safe In The Shepherd's Arms (2002) 410 copies
Tell Me the Story (1992) 392 copies, 3 reviews
The Glory of Christmas (1996) 381 copies
The Final Week of Jesus (1994) 367 copies, 2 reviews
God Thinks You're Wonderful (2003) 367 copies, 5 reviews
Life Lessons: Book Of Romans (1996) 338 copies, 2 reviews
Small Gifts In God's Hands (2000) 330 copies, 4 reviews
The Children of the King (1994) 321 copies, 3 reviews
Life Lessons: Book Of John (1996) 301 copies, 2 reviews
Give It All to Him (2004) 292 copies
The Way Home: A Princess Story (2005) 278 copies, 1 review
Life Lessons: Books of Ruth & Esther (1996) 271 copies, 1 review
Turn: Remembering Our Foundations (2005) 264 copies, 3 reviews
Life Lessons with Max Lucado: Book Of Acts (1982) 263 copies, 1 review
The Song of the King (1995) 250 copies, 1 review
Hermie and Friends: Buzby the Misbehaving Bee [2005 film] (2005) — Original book — 242 copies, 5 reviews
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (2015) 206 copies, 9 reviews
The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible (2011) 194 copies, 1 review
The Boy and the Ocean (2013) 191 copies, 3 reviews
A Heart Like Jesus (2003) 187 copies
Coming Home (2007) 187 copies, 1 review
Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp (2006) — Original book — 185 copies, 1 review
The Tallest of Smalls (2009) 182 copies, 6 reviews
He Chose You (2001) 179 copies, 1 review
Life Lessons: Book of Luke (1998) 168 copies
Its Not about Me Journal (2004) 164 copies, 2 reviews
Christ in Easter: A Family Celebration of Holy Week (1990) — Author — 155 copies
America Looks Up (2001) 153 copies, 1 review
Your Special Gift (Wemmicks) (2005) 128 copies, 1 review
Traveling Light for Mothers (2002) 125 copies
Mocha with Max (2005) 117 copies
Just Like Jesus Devotional (2003) 116 copies, 5 reviews
Facing Your Giants Study Guide (2006) 112 copies, 1 review
God Will Carry You Through (2013) 109 copies
God Is With You Every Day (2015) 104 copies, 1 review
Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name (2018) 102 copies, 1 review
Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray (2007) 100 copies, 1 review
The Heart of Christmas (1998) 99 copies
Walking with the Savior (1993) 87 copies
One Hand, Two Hands (2010) 85 copies
Humor for the Heart (2000) 84 copies
Shaped by God (2002) 84 copies
Just Like Jesus For Teens : (2003) 76 copies
Everyday Blessings (2004) 75 copies
Resurrection Morning (2004) 74 copies
Live to Make A Difference (2010) 70 copies
God's Mirror: A Modern Parable (2005) 69 copies, 1 review
Philippians (Life Lessons) (2007) 66 copies
A Reason for Hope in a Time of Tragedy (2001) — Author — 62 copies
Wild Grace: What Happens When Grace Happens (2012) 58 copies, 3 reviews
In the Footsteps of Jesus (2000) 57 copies, 1 review
God's Sacrifice for You (1992) 56 copies
Where'd My Giggle Go? (2021) 53 copies, 2 reviews
The Christmas Story for Children (2014) 51 copies, 1 review
Hailey & Bailey's Silly Fight (2008) 47 copies, 1 review
Trade Your Cares for Calm (2017) 46 copies
3:16: The Numbers of Hope-Teen Edition (2008) 46 copies, 1 review
Galatians (Life Lessons) (2007) 44 copies
Second Chances: More Stories of Grace (2013) 41 copies, 1 review
Max Lucado - If I Only Had a Green Nose (2003) 39 copies, 1 review
ABC's (Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends) (2004) 38 copies, 1 review
God So Loved You (2007) 36 copies
The Greatest Sacrifice (2006) 36 copies
Shaped By Grace (2012) 35 copies
Grace for the Moment Journal (2002) 32 copies, 1 review
He Chose The Nails Journal (2004) 32 copies, 1 review
Traveling Light Journal (2001) 31 copies
Just For You (2002) 29 copies
Fearless DVD-Based Study (2012) 28 copies
Beyond Heaven's Door (2013) 26 copies, 1 review
You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be (2010) 23 copies, 2 reviews
In the Beginning (2006) 22 copies
Next Door Savior Guidebook (2004) 22 copies
Who Is in Charge Anyway? (2010) 21 copies
God Will Help You (2020) 21 copies
3:16 Stories of Hope [film] (2007) 18 copies
Unshakable Hope (2018) 17 copies
Jesus Light of the World (2009) 16 copies
Just in Case You Ever Feel Alone (2024) 14 copies, 2 reviews
Lo Hizo Por Ti (2002) 14 copies
Bedtime Prayers for Little Ones (2023) 11 copies, 2 reviews
Jacob's Gift [Video Recording] (2003) — Author — 11 copies, 1 review
I Will Tell the Truth - DVD (2012) 10 copies
Come Thirsty Leader's Guide (2004) 9 copies, 1 review
I Will Trust God (2014) 8 copies
Un amor que puedes compartir (2002) 8 copies, 1 review
Ele Escolheu os Cravos (2003) 8 copies
3:16 Songs of Hope (2007) 8 copies
God Loves You Sooooo Much (2007) 7 copies
Come Together and Worship (2003) 6 copies
Quel Sauveur merveilleux! (2008) 5 copies
Dias Melhores Virão (2017) 5 copies
My First Bible Library (2010) 5 copies
3:16 Evangelio de Juan (2008) 5 copies
I Share Because I Care (2004) 5 copies
I Share Because I Care (2013) 4 copies
Ouvindo Deus na Tormenta (2018) 4 copies
Your Place at God's Table (1995) 4 copies
Hermie & Friends — Author — 4 copies
THe Gospel Of John (2014) 4 copies
Vitória: Sobre a Tentação (1999) 4 copies, 1 review
Retorno (2005) 3 copies
Wonderful (2004) 3 copies
Bênção Diária 2 (2014) 3 copies
Tørst (2007) 3 copies
BEEhaving is B-E-S-T (2012) 3 copies
Jesus 3 copies
Isto Não é Para Mim (2004) 2 copies
Who is this man 2 copies
O Presente Especial (2010) 2 copies
Fragen Sie Max Lucado (2011) 2 copies
31 Days of Blessings (1995) 2 copies, 1 review
Resurrection 2 copies
Thuis bij God 2 copies
Dias de Gloria (2015) 2 copies
Geknakte Riete 2 copies
Hope for the Hurting (1993) 1 copy
Rwyt Ti'n Arbennig (2005) 1 copy
Gud kom nær (1995) 1 copy
What Man Dared Not Dream 1 copy, 1 review
Joseph's Prayer 1 copy, 1 review
Mokka mit Max (2016) 1 copy
Děti krále 1 copy, 1 review
DFWand the Holy Spirit 1 copy, 1 review
Band-Aids & Fwashwights 1 copy, 1 review
rtǩes vagy (2018) 1 copy
Phone Home! 1 copy
Inspirations 1 copy
Tough Times 1 copy
Comfort Cards (2002) 1 copy
Being Brave 1 copy
Unsolved Miracles (1997) 1 copy
Why are You Afraid 1 copy, 1 review
overwhelemed 1 copy
Music for the Dance 1 copy, 1 review
Real 1 copy
Lucado Omnibus Vol 2 (1996) 1 copy
Free Indeed 1 copy
Mãe você é maravilhosa 1 copy, 1 review
Liebe im Überfluss (2008) 1 copy
Das Haus Gottes (2010) 1 copy
Ja zeggen tegen God (2020) 1 copy
The Gift 1 copy
Just Like Us 1 copy
Simplesmente Como Jesus (2003) 1 copy, 1 review
Omnibus (2001) 1 copy
Help Is Here 1 copy
Coming Clean 1 copy, 1 review
No Monte Calvário (2017) 1 copy
You are mine 1 copy

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First sentence: God knows everything about you. He knew you'd have happy days, and He knew you'd be sad. So He gave us each other, and I'm so very glad. God put us together. He made us a home. I hope you'll always know that...just in case you feel alone.

This Christian children's book--picture book--stars bears. It is essentially your basic parent loves child super unconditionally picture book. There are so many--mostly from a "secular" perspective and others from Christian publishers. This is that kind of picture book with a few God mentions thrown in.

I will try to clarify. This picture book has "book ends" if you will that bring God into the story. Yes, it is about parental love. But it adds on a further element that tackles God's omnipresence AND the practice of prayer. Both are good for children (and adults) to know and put into practice. So it does go beyond the stereotypical sugary-sweet parents love unconditionally picture book. (Have you noticed that *these* almost always, always, always star animals--bunnies, bears, etc.?)
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blbooks | 1 other review | Jul 15, 2024 |
"The cross. It rests on the time line of history. Like a compelling diamond ... Its tragedy summons all the sufferers ... Its absurdity attracts all cynics ... Its hope lures all searchers. Far more than a gold-plated symbol of religious belief, the cross is the centerpiece of the Christian faith -- the meeting place of time and eternity. Where God and man encounter each other. Max Lucado takes you through the drama of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ -- bringing to life Peter's denial, Pilate's hesitancy, and John's loyalty. Relive the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion, from the foggy garden of Gethsemane to the incandescent room of the resurrection. No Wonder They Call Him the Savior leads you up the hill of mankind's highest hope and reminds you why he deserves to be called our Savior." From https://www.librarything.com/work/114858/descriptions&savedbook=1… (more)
 
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salem.colorado | 11 other reviews | Jun 21, 2024 |
People love to talk about David & Goliath, but there's a lot more to the story. David was a long, long way from being perfect and, thanks to Lucado's writing, there's something inspirational about that.
 
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Library_Guard | 14 other reviews | Jun 17, 2024 |
It seems to me that Max is only getting better with age. Especially in a time when so much seems to be going wrong, this book puts an important, Biblical perspective on fear. While it wasn't referenced here, I was constantly bringing to mind the line from Dune: "I will not fear. Fear is the little mind killer which brings total oblivion." It's so true that fear can wipe you out in so many ways. A great, encouraging read.
 
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