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My Personal Review of Max Lucado's Glory Days
If you have ever had the opportunity to read any of Max Lucado's works, then you know a key thing: Lucado can take a basic "head knowledge" account from the Bible and take it to a place that causes you to truly slow down, ponder what God is trying to teach within that biblical passage, and then go deeper so you move the "head knowledge" to applied & active "heart knowledge". And in Glory Days, Lucado does not disappoint as he sets the stage for "Living Your Promised Land Life Now".
At first, I was a little skeptical: How can I live the Promised Land life now, when I'm still on this earth and not yet in Heaven? It did not take me long to realize I am Lucado's target audience. Here are the sentences that gave me pause the moment I opened the book:
- Our Promised Land isn't a physical territory; it is a spiritual reality. It's not real estate but a real state of the heart and mind (p 6).
- Canaan, then, does not represent life to come. Canaan represents the life we can have now (p 7)!
I won't lie; it's a little painful to see comparisons made between the Israelite's who refused to enter the Promised Land (and thus wandered for another 40 years) and my own life. God had said it was theirs, yet the Israelites allowed all the seen obstacles to stop them in their tracks and not trust the fact that God had said he had already given them the land.
God has already given me his promise, but I need to live a life that recognizes God has redeemed me, and that he will continue to provide as I face struggles in my life.
My favorite part of Glory Days is the focus on Joshua. Joshua, who trusted God's promise and didn't let giants dissuade him. Joshua, who snuck into Jericho, scoped it out, realized Rahab was being utilized as God's messenger. Joshua, who fully trusted God's plan and saw the walls of Jericho fall! And in the midst of Joshua being the one to whom the Israelites looked to for leadership and redemption, made it clear he was worshipping, honoring, and following God. Joshua worshipped God.
Am I worshipping God as I face my Jericho?
Lucado makes God's promise very clear within Glory Days. A pastor, Christian scholar, and lifelong Christian can gain a deeper and meaningful perspective of our life here on earth when we have accepted Christ as our Savior. Even though Lucado presents some deep theology, it is done in a way that new believers can make wonderful comparisons of Old and New Testament promises. In describing Jericho, Lucado presses in and asks the question, "What is your Jericho?"
It stands between you and your Glory Days. It mocks you and tells you to take your dreams back to the wilderness. It stands like an ogre on the bridge of progress. It is big; it is evil. It blocks your way. And its walls must fall. To live in the Promised Land, you must face your Jericho"(Glory Days, p 84).
Lucado does a wonderful job of weaving scripture, personal stories, and biblical situations that allow the book to become an in-depth study on how to apply God's truth to your life. The book is packed with information, and in order to get the most out of the book as I can, I will probably read it a second time. I highly recommend other's to read Glory Days and allow their perspective to be challenged, which will ultimately deepen their walk with Christ.