I really, really enjoyed this book. Comparing our relationship with God to a house that He has was a very concrete visual for me. I have always enjoyed Max Lucado books because in many ways he reminds Max Lucado born January 11, is a best-selling Christian author, and Minister. He was educated at Abilene Christian University. He also hosts UpWords, a fifteen minute radio show that can be heard in thirty states.
The Great House of God
This is a good book, and easy to read, although the subject matter makes you think. There is also a good study guide at the end of the book that could be used for a group, or individually, for an even deeper experience. The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.
Feb 16, Mary Lou rated it really liked it Shelves: The house analogy doesn't always work, but Lucado still has some good points. I have asked one thing from the LORD. This is what I want: Just as you have a physical house to shelter your body, God has provided a Spiritual home to shelter your heart and house your soul.
The chapel will humble you. The study will direct you. And the kitchen will nourish you. The roof never leaks, the walls never crack, and the foundation never trembles. Disclosure of Material Connection: Feb 28, Alisa rated it really liked it Shelves: I really, really enjoyed this book.
Comparing our relationship with God to a house that He has was a very concrete visual for me. I have always enjoyed Max Lucado books because in many ways he reminds me of C. I appreciated many of his examples of how our Father loves us no matter what in His living room. One of my favorite examples is how his daughter gave a pretzel to someone that had done something annoyi I really, really enjoyed this book. One of my favorite examples is how his daughter gave a pretzel to someone that had done something annoying to her dad, the author.
Overall, this book is one I would read over again.
The concepts are clear and concise. My favorite chapter was the one about the furnace and how God is there with us in the fires if we allow him to be. In summary, beautiful book. He wants to be your mailing address, your point of reference, your home…always. Lucado starts with the fact that we are adopted by God, he is our adoptive father, and will not abandon us whatsoever.
Then in Chapter 3 we move on to faith, and how we can trust God. We are not talking about an earthly house but His house, living within Him!
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It really is amazing how Max Lucado takes you right through the front door to explore the whole house and even up to the roof, to see how God has built it specifically for you. Also included is a study guide in the back of the book. I bought and read this book years ago when it first came out, at a time when I was devouring most of Max Lucado's books, and, if truth be told, cannibalising many of them for striking sermon illustrations.
However, this one disappointed me somewhat as I felt it wasn't as fresh as some of his other books, and that the extended metaphor he used of the Lord's Prayer being "The Great House of God" was over-extended. Partially as a result this was the last of his books that I bought and read. Having I bought and read this book years ago when it first came out, at a time when I was devouring most of Max Lucado's books, and, if truth be told, cannibalising many of them for striking sermon illustrations.
Having returned to it again recently since I was preparing a new series on The Lord's Prayer, my misgivings are sadly the same, and there are many, many better commentaries and devotionals on this core Christian prayer.
His writing style is as fresh as it ever was, but this is just not him at his best. This book was amazing. I usually enjoy books by Max Lucado and get a lot out of them but this one was even better than usual.
It was really relatable to my life and gave great examples of everything that was discussed. It was very inspirational and I have been trying to use the things discussed in this book for my life and in my prayers. It has changed the way I pray and I'm working on using it to change the way I think. It was absolutely amazing and I could definitely hear God's words through t This book was amazing. It was absolutely amazing and I could definitely hear God's words through this book. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a reminder of God's wonders and majesty or to anyone who is thinking about becoming a Christian.
This book is great for anyone at any time in their walk with God. Jan 23, Lisa Lunney rated it it was amazing. I received a review copy from BookSneeze, and I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It was a light, but compelling read. The Prayer is broken down, and verses are explored as different rooms. It is a very unique way of exploring faith. By putting a story to every verse, the reader has a better understanding of everything this prayer encompasses. A good read to recommend to those who are feeling lost, and searching to r I received a review copy from BookSneeze, and I was pleasantly surprised with this book.
A good read to recommend to those who are feeling lost, and searching to renew their faith. Taking the floor plan of a house, Lucado relates it to the Lord's Prayer - from worship to provision for needs and back to worship. Each phrase of the prayer is related to a different room in the house. Typical of his writing using anecdotes and stories on himself, this is a light and easy read with enough to think about to keep you engaged.
Max Lucado's books are always simple to read because he writes as if he is sitting right across you, telling you the story himself.
It's like the author is having a chat with you. Nourish your spirit in the kitchen. Seek fellowship in the family room. Step into the hallway and find forgiveness. It's the perfect home for you. After all, it was created with you in mind. There's only one home built just for your heart. No house more complete, no structure more solid:.
A very informative and accessible look at the Lord's Prayer.
I think that as I repeat this prayer in the future, I will be more fully engaged and appreciative of each line. I really, really enjoyed this book. Comparing our relationship with God to a house that He has was a very concrete visual for me. I have always enjoyed Max Lucado books because in many ways he reminds He wants you to live