“I took all the courses, the theology, the exegesis. But I quit. Something just didn’t click.”
Sometimes, those who are Christians sometimes find that the faith doesn’t “click.” We take all the right courses, go to the right church, wear the right clothes, and say the right things. However, Max Lucado tackles the problems faced by many Christians today: exhaustion of faith. Rather than focus on what adorns the outside, such as church buildings and credentials, Lucado calls Christians to go back to the core of the Christian life: the cross.
Using his knowledge of scriptures that highlight the victory that ensued as a result of Christ’s death, Lucado focuses on why Jesus is called “Savior.” Through His painful suffering for humanity, ability to control His temper, and His willingness to become God-in-flesh, Jesus is the Savior of humanity. Without Christ, the world has no purpose, humanity has no purpose.
In Max Lucado’s book, he carefully weaves a narrative of a simply man from Israel that loved the lost, prayed for His enemies, and reached the lonely. Because of Christ, Christians and those wrestling with the faith have a solace, One that they can turn to, One that can say “Come to me, all you who are weary, and I will give you rest.”
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