When my copy of Max Lucado's "When God Whispers Your Name" arrived, I immediately opened the book and settled in on the couch to begin reading...I was lucky that it was nap time. After reading the 4 page introduction, I knew that I was really going to enjoy and walk away with a lot after reading this one, and I was right. This book fell into my hands at the perfect time and in the end I truly believe it was a fabulous read!
I like first of all how Max broke the book down into three parts with several small chapters in each. There is a very useful "Notes" section in the back of the book which lists all the scriptures, sermons, and phrases used throughout the book. Then, there is a discussion guide with short studies written to not only tie back to the ideas Max wrote about, but also to look deeper at the scriptures referenced. It took me a little over a month to get through the entire book with all of the included studies, and was well worth all the time spent reading, contemplating, praying and listening. You can order the book online from Christianbook.com for around $9.99.
I love how Max Lucado makes you feel like he is right there talking to you and at the same time shows you how clearly the Lord is also right there with you, "whispering your name". I felt like I was having a conversation with dear friends throughout reading this book and in the end did truly hear the whispers from God. I would highly recommend this book to anyone: struggling or not, hurting or not, Christian or not...it just might make you look at things in a different light!
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WHEN GOD WHISPERS YOUR NAME - by Max Lucado _. Discover the Path to Hope in Knowing That God Cares For You----- Have you ever wondered if God is speaking to you? Are you looking for a loud voice like thunder? In this book you will find different examples how God does speak to us, only in a whisper. Max tells us God is speaking to us and calling us by name to follow Him and do His will. God speaks to us in a small still voice and we need to be listening.
This book is very easy to read and Max will entertain you with some funny stories about himself and others and will show how God does speak to us. It is a very enjoyable book and packs a very powerful message. I would recommend this book to all ages.
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Do you find it hard to believe that the One who made everything keeps your name on His heart and on His lips? Did you realize that your name is written on the hand of God (Is. 49:16)? Perhaps you've never seen your name honored. And you can't remember when you heard it spoken with kindness. In this book, Lucado offers the inspiration to believe that God has already bought the ticket-with your name on it.
I've read many of his books and I must admit that this is his best. The way he makes you laugh and cry. The feeling you feel when you have read this book is so spiritual. You feel so close to God. I read this book in two days. I couldn't put it down. Max Lucado has become my favorite christain author. I will always be his biggest fan. God loves us and Max shows us how important God is in our lives, how much we need Him.
In every day language and using word pictures anyone can understand and relate to, we are reminded of how much God loves us and therefore enables us to extend that love to those around us. This is a great book for small study groups with a study guide provided at the end of the book. I highly recommend this book for individuals or groups. Very easy to read and a great discussion or thought starter.