Thoughts I stole from Mr Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a brilliant man. One of the first books I really remember reading was by Max Lucado. It’s called ‘You are Special’. It’s pure brilliance really. It’s essentially about self esteem and my Dad gave it to me (and also my brother and sister) when I was fairly little. Sometimes I wonder if books & music and & art really can impact someone’s life. But I really think this book is a big part of who I am today. And I’m going to buy it for my children.

Currently though, I’m reading ‘No Wonder they call Him Saviour’ by Max Lucado. And while I haven’t read a lot of it yet, I’ve already gained so much from it.

“A serious study of the Christian claim is, at its essence, a study of the cross. To accept of reject Christ without a careful examination of Calvary is like deciding on a car without looking at the engine. Being religious without knowing the cross is like owning a Mercedes with no motor. Pretty package, but where is your power?”

“Anger. It’s a peculiar yet predictable emotion. It begins as a drop of water. A irritant. A frustration. Nothing big, just an aggravation. Someone gets your parking place. Some pulls in front of you on the freeway. A waitress is slow and you are in a hurry. The toast burns. Drops of water. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip
Yet, get enough of those seeming innocent drops of anger and before long you’ve got a bucket full of rage. Walking revenge. Blind bitterness. Unharnessed hatred”

So profound.

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