Bestselling author Max Lucado recently produced a multimedia series on the concept of God’s grace. Based on the original Grace book, James Lund did a fine adaption to relate to teenagers and explain to them what happens when grace happens in Wild Grace. One-liners as “See for yourself what you are – God’s personal remodeling project”, “Grace is power, not just pardon” and “Grace is precious because He is. Grace changes lives because He does.” leads to the conclusion that the same work God did through Christ long ago on a cross is the work God does through Christ right now in you. Undeniable truths, fascinating examples from the Bible and contemporary people. Max Lucado encourages his readers.
And yet, as good as Lucado’s intentions may be, it’s you who has to accept forgiveness for your sins and receive God’s grace. A book, dvd, positive or critical review cannot change that. Max Lucado goes further: “to accept grace is to accept the promise to give it (to others).” Whether you want to call it “wild” or utter “wow” to God for His incredible offer doesn’t matter that much. We all need grace.
About the author
Max Lucado loves words – written, spoken – it does not matter. He loves to craft sentences that are memorable, inspiring and hopefully life-changing. In almost 25 years of writing, more than 100 million products—80 million books—filled with his words have been sold.
Max is the only author to have won three Christian Book of the Year* awards—in 1999 for Just Like Jesus, in 1997 for In the Grip of Grace, and in 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest magazine dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher” and in 2004, Christianity Today magazine called him “America’s Pastor.”
I received an advance review copy from Netgalley to provide you my personal opinion on this book.