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Friday, January 25, 2013

Six Hours One Friday

Book Description 

Does life feel futile? Doesn't have to.

Do some of your failures seem fatal? They aren't.

And your death. Does the grave appear to be the final stop?

According to Christ, your death is just the start of the something great. There is a truth greater than all the losses and sorrows of life. And it can be discovered in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Six Hours One Friday, Max Lucado delves into the meaning of Jesus' last hours on the cross. Through his death, your life has purpose and meaning. You are forgiven and loved by a Savior who died for you. And an empty tomb proclaims that death does not have the final word.

Cafe Lily's Review:

The first chapter in this book is called "Hurricane Warnings" which caught my attention.  The author compares the storms of life to hurricanes, and advises readers to "anchor deep", in order to make it through the storm. This book is one of the tools he offers for anchoring deep, and reestablishing a firm foundation in Christ.

Anyone familiar with Max Lucado will know that he uses insightful stories and analogies to drive his points home.  He refers to the three "Big F's" on the human report card: futility, failure and finality.  Burdens that weigh us down and slowly suck the joy out of our lives. Max writes about coming to Christ to find rest and anchoring our lives in the truth of what took place, six hours, on the cross.

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Six hours, one Friday.  Mundane to the casual observer.   A shepherd with his sheep, a housewife with her thoughts, a doctor with his patients.  But to a handful of awestruck witnesses, the most maddening of miracles is occurring. God is on a cross.  The creator of the universe is being executed. 

It is no normal six hours.  It is no normal Friday.  Far worse than the breaking of his body is the shredding of his heart.  And now his own father is beginning to turn his back on him, leaving him alone.

What do you do with that day in history?  What do you do with its claims?  They were the most critical house in history.  Nails didn’t hold God to a cross.  Love did.

The sinless One took on the face of a sinner so that we sinners could take on the face of a saint!

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

from Lucado Inspirational Reader

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I received this book free from BookSneeze. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own

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