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Unshakable Hope Building Our Lives on the Promises of God

Unshakable Hope Building Our Lives on the Promises of God

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* What feels shaky in your world? Are you overwhelmed by the problems you're facing or the pain you're feeling? Maybe you feel hurt by the past. Disappointed by the present. Worried about the future. If so, you are not alone, but there is hope. You can live with security and purpose. In Unshakable Hope, Max Lucado unpacks 12 of the Bible's most significant promises, equipping you to overcome difficult circumstances by keeping your focus on the hope found in the promises of Scripture rather than dwelling on the problems in front of you.For every problem in life, God has given you a promise. Hope is hard to come by these days. Whether it's heart disease or cancer, job failure or addiction, natural disasters or family disasters, mass murders or mental illness, there are so many reasons to be overwhelmed. In a world full of instability, we do not need more opinions or hunches; we need the definitive declarations of our mighty and loving God. What is your life built on-the circumstances of life or the promises of God? The answer to that question changes everything. Join Max as he takes a closer look at Scripture's unbreakable promises and shows you how to live with unshakable hope.

Jesus Study Guide With DVD

Jesus Study Guide With DVD

Author: Max Lucado Format: Undefined Release Date: 05/03/2020

You believe Jesus is God. But do you also think of him as a real person? For thirty-three years Jesus felt everything that we have ever felt: weakness, weariness, rejections. His feelings got hurt. His feet grew tired. His head ached. To think of Jesus in such terms almost seems irreverent. It is much easier to keep the humanity out of the incarnation. Clean up the manure from around the manger. Pretend he never snored or hit his thumb with a hammer. There is something about keeping Jesus divine that keeps him distant, packaged, and predictable. But we have to remember that the people who saw Jesus first . . . saw him first as a person. As Max Lucado reveals in this video Bible study, because Jesus became human, it is now possible for us to see God and hear his voice. If we want to know what matters to God, all we need to do is look in the Bible to see what matters to Jesus. If we want to know what God is doing in our world, we need only ponder the words of Jesus. By learning more about the person Jesus was and is, we come to understand more clearly the people we were created to be. Jesus inspires us to spend time at the foot of the cross and search the heart of the one who would rather die for us than live without us. The Jesus Study Guide includes video teaching notes, discussion questions, Bible exploration, and weekly personal study and reflection materials. Sessions include: God with Us Friend of Sinners Compassionate Physician Great Teacher Miracle Worker Victorious Sacrifice This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

Jesus Study Guide The God Who Knows Your Name

Jesus Study Guide The God Who Knows Your Name

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

You believe Jesus is God. But do you also think of him as a real person? For thirty-three years Jesus felt everything that we have ever felt: weakness, weariness, rejections. His feelings got hurt. His feet grew tired. His head ached. To think of Jesus in such terms almost seems irreverent. It is much easier to keep the humanity out of the incarnation. Clean up the manure from around the manger. Pretend he never snored or hit his thumb with a hammer. There is something about keeping Jesus divine that keeps him distant, packaged, and predictable. But we have to remember that the people who saw Jesus first . . . saw him first as a person. As Max Lucado reveals in this video Bible study, because Jesus became human, it is now possible for us to see God and hear his voice. If we want to know what matters to God, all we need to do is look in the Bible to see what matters to Jesus. If we want to know what God is doing in our world, we need only ponder the words of Jesus. By learning more about the person Jesus was and is, we come to understand more clearly the people we were created to be. Jesus inspires us to spend time at the foot of the cross and search the heart of the one who would rather die for us than live without us. The Jesus Study Guide includes video teaching notes, discussion questions, Bible exploration, and weekly personal study and reflection materials. Sessions include: God with Us Friend of Sinners Compassionate Physician Great Teacher Miracle Worker Victorious Sacrifice Designed for use with the Jesus Video Study (9780310105855); sold separately. Streaming video also available.

Jesus The God Who Knows Your Name

Jesus The God Who Knows Your Name

Author: Max Lucado Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Do you ever feel like Jesus couldn't possibly know what you are going through? He's the God of the universe after all! Does he really know your daily struggles? The good news is: he does. For thirty-three years Jesus felt everything you have ever felt. Weakness. Weariness. Sadness. Rejection. His feet got tired. And his head ached. He was tempted and his strength was tested. And you know why? Because in becoming human, Jesus made it possible for us to see God. His tears, God's tears. His voice, God's voice. Want to know what matters to God? Find out what matters to Jesus. Want to know what in the world God is doing? Ponder the words and life of Jesus. For more than three decades, pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado has shown us Jesus. In this capstone book, he takes us further on the journey to know the life and character of the Savior. Divided into six sections (Immanuel, Friend, Teacher, Miracle Worker, Lamb of God, Returning King), each containing multiple chapters, this book describes both the person Jesus was on earth and how to live in a personal relationship with him. By exploring Jesus' life, death, and resurrection as well as specific details like how he interacted with his friends and his enemies, what he did with time alone, how he acted at a party, this compilation from Max Lucado-now with original never-before-read content from Max-gives readers the chance to become more familiar with the man at the center of the greatest story ever told. Max writes Don't settle for a cursory glance or a superficial understanding. Look long into the heart of Christ and you'll see it. Grace and life. Forgiveness of sin. The defeat of death. This is the hope he gives. Jesus wants you to know him. As you read these pages, may the Hero of all history talk to you personally, and may you find in him the answer to your deepest needs.

Jesus The God Who Knows Your Name

Jesus The God Who Knows Your Name

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Best of All

Best of All

Author: Max Lucado Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Author: Max Lucado Format: Board book Release Date: 26/12/2019

This book assures children of God's love through all their experiences-including during hard times such as being afraid of the dark or being bullied-and gives assurance that the parent was there when they were first born and will be with them even in heaven. From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes Just in Case You Ever Wonder, the classic children's book that has made its way into hearts and story times around the world. This award-winning book about the love between a parent and child has sold 1.7 million copies, touching lives for more than 25 years; now includes new, breathtaking art from Eve Tharlet; reminds children of Jesus' unconditional love. Whether you have treasured this classic book for years or are reading it for the first time with your little ones, this timeless reminder of the love between a parent and a child-and ultimately, between God the Father and us-will come to hold a special place in your heart and home. Children long to hear they're special and loved. Just in Case You Ever Wonder assures them that as they grow and change, in both good and bad times, you-and their heavenly Father-will always be on their side . . . just in case they ever wonder.

Anxious for Nothing Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

Anxious for Nothing Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there's a practical prescription for dealing with these issues. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Now in trade paper. Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational worry your constant companion? Could you use some calm? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety. Max writes, The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious. He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You'll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating. He has also written a companion children's book I'm Not A Scaredy Cat showing kids, in a fun way, that godly bravery can get them through any fears or worries. Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life.

How Happiness Happens Finding Lasting Joy In A World Of Comparison, Disappointment, And Unmet Expectations

How Happiness Happens Finding Lasting Joy In A World Of Comparison, Disappointment, And Unmet Expectations

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

In a world searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus' teaching and modern research. Do you feel happy How long has it been since you felt a level of contagious, infectious, unflappable, unstoppable happiness Maybe your answer is, All the time. If so, God bless you! (And consider suggesting this book to someone who needs it.) For many of us the answer is, Well, it's been a while. I used to be happy, but then life took its toll. Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be Education is accessible to most. We've made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of us can't find an adequate reason to check the yes box on the happiness questionnaire. Worldwide, people profess that happiness is their most cherished goal. Marketers get this. Want to be happy they ask. Eat at this restaurant, drive this car, wear this dress. Happiness happens when you lose the weight, get the date, find the mate, or discover your fate. It's wide, this way to happiness. Yet, for all its promise, it delivers a fragile joy; here one day, tomorrow scattered by the winds of comparison, disappointment, or unmet expectations. Max writes, There is another option. It requires no credit card, monthly mortgage, or stroke of fortune. Age and ethnicity aren't factors...an unexpected door to joy. In this book Max shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out. Also available in Spanish.

How Happiness Happens Study Guide Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations

How Happiness Happens Study Guide Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

There's always a path to happiness that always delivers. Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire. Happiness depends on what we hang in our closet, park in our garage, and deposit in our bank account. Yet, it's a path that always fails to deliver. In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several one another statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren't those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away. God wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and in his Word, he has given us practical and applicable ways to quarry that joy by sharing it with others. Although the world can be a lonely and disappointing place, we can be God's representatives to bring about a cascade of kindness! While we won't be able to solve every problem, we can bring a few smiles to a few faces-and in this way, we might even initiate our own quiet revolution of joy. The How Happiness Happens Study Guide includes video teaching notes, discussion questions, Bible exploration, and weekly personal study and reflection materials. Sessions include: Accept One Another Bear with One Another Serve One Another Forgive One Another Carry One Another's Burdens Love One Another Designed for use with the How Happiness Happens Video Study (9780310105732), sold separately. Streaming video also available.

Happy Today A Guided Journal to Genuine Joy

Happy Today A Guided Journal to Genuine Joy

Author: Max Lucado Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

What makes you happy? Do you live a life filled with genuine, unabashed joy? The path there may surprise you. You aren't in charge of the weather, the traffic, or the occupant of the White House. But you can always increase the number of smiles on our planet. You can lower the anger level in your city. You, yes you, can help people to sleep better, laugh more, hum instead of grumble, walk instead of stumble. And don't be surprised when you begin to sense a newfound joy yourself. That's what this book is about: the unexpected path to joy. In this 52-week guided journal, each week includes an excerpt of Max's writing, primarily from How Happiness Happens. Each entry also includes a scripture and a guided journal prompt, alongside journaling space with photos and beautiful illustrations on each spread. This beautiful book is great to work through independently or as you read Max Lucado's How Happiness Happens. By walking through the one another passages found in Scripture, Max equips you with both an overarching way of living and practical day-to-day actions that produce a life of happiness and moments of true joy. You'll discover the secret that the Bible teaches and research affirms: doing good does good for the doer. This guided journal will help you discover what happiness is and how to find that deep, lasting, heart-brimming-over kind of happy.

How Happiness Happens Study Guide With DVD

How Happiness Happens Study Guide With DVD

Author: Max Lucado Format: Undefined Release Date: 24/09/2019

There's always a path to happiness that always delivers. Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire. Happiness depends on what we hang in our closet, park in our garage, and deposit in our bank account. Yet, it's a path that always fails to deliver. In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several one another statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren't those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away. God wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and in his Word, he has given us practical and applicable ways to quarry that joy by sharing it with others. Although the world can be a lonely and disappointing place, we can be God's representatives to bring about a cascade of kindness! While we won't be able to solve every problem, we can bring a few smiles to a few faces-and in this way, we might even initiate our own quiet revolution of joy. Sessions include: Accept One Another Bear with One Another Serve One Another Forgive One Another Carry One Another's Burdens Love One Another This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

God Is With You Every Day (Large Print)

God Is With You Every Day (Large Print)

Author: Max Lucado Format: Leather / fine binding Release Date: 30/05/2019

Kinh Nghi_m T_m L?ng c_a Ch?a Gi?-xu

Kinh Nghi_m T_m L?ng c_a Ch?a Gi?-xu

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Life Lessons from Psalms A Praise Book for God's People

Life Lessons from Psalms A Praise Book for God's People

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Worship is a daunting task. For that reason, God gave us the Psalms. This collection of hymns and petitions was written over a span of centuries, in many different settings, by kings such as David and Solomon and commoners like Asaph, Heman, and the sons of Korah. Some of the psalms are defiant; others are reverent. Some are meant to be sung; others are to be prayed. Some are intensely personal; others are written as if the whole world is to use them. But all have one purpose - to help us express our hears to God. So don't just read these psalms but actually pray them along with the saints who composed them. As you do, you will experience their energy, appreciate their honesty, and enjoy their creativity. The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. Each lesson includes an opening reflection, background information, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and New King James versions), exploration questions, inspirational thoughts from Max, and a closing takeaway for further reflection. The Life Lessons series is ideal for use in both a small-group setting and for individual study.

Life Lessons from Daniel and Esther Faith Under Pressure

Life Lessons from Daniel and Esther Faith Under Pressure

Author: Max Lucado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Staying faithful when the pressure was most intense. That's what these two did. The Jewish people had reason to be depressed. Their nation had been conquered. Their hometown was in ruins. They were living in captivity. Yet from the ashes, God raised up two key figures to preserve the Jewish race. Daniel was among the first of the captives carried away by the Babylonians. Although he lived in a culture opposed to God, he was always faithful to the Lord - even in the face of death - and ultimately was able to influence kings and rulers. Esther was in exile during the time of the Persian Empire. Like Daniel, the Lord also placed her in a position to influence those in power. God also called her to step out in faith and risk her life to foil a plot against her people. As a result of her bold actions, the entire Jewish race was saved from annihilation. The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God's Word. Each lesson includes an opening reflection, background information, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and New King James versions), exploration questions, inspirational thoughts from Max, and a closing takeaway for further reflection. The Life Lessons series is ideal for use in both a small-group setting and for individual study.

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