Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Book review, finally

It took awhile, but now I’ve finally sat down to write my book review from the book I received from Booksneeze.

This is my review of the book: “Cast of Characters” by Max Lucado

Max Lucado introduces us to various different characters of the bible in this great book. He weaves a story around each one, which makes you think, they are sitting right across from you and telling you their story themselves. And in each life he portrays, you can see the mighty hand of God leading and shaping this person.

One of my favorite chapters is the one about the paralyzed man. Lucado describes Jesus walking through a crowd of suffering people near the pool of Bethesda. He could have been in the temple or in a more sanitary crowd. But he chose to be here because: “When they suffered, he suffered also” (Isaiah 63:9) And even though we might be healthy and not in need of physical healing as this man, who had been lying near the pool for so long, waiting for the waters to heal him, we need Jesus to heal our hearts. Max shows with the verses in Colossians 2:13 – 15 what exactly God did for us, when we accept Jesus as our savior.

• God made you alive

• God forgave

• He canceled the debt

• He took away that record

• God stripped the spiritual rulers

• He won that victory

• He showed the world that they were powerless.

We were trapped and God came to the rescue.

After every chapter there are helpful questions for reflection and discussion.

I used one chapter as a bible study with a group of ladies and we all enjoyed it.

This book is filled with hopeful stories of real people. You can almost imagine they live today and Max Lucado had coffee with them yesterday while asking them about their personal experience with God.


  1. Interesting review! I've usually had my own imagination about the people written about and maybe Max's wouldn't be the same as mine, lol, but it is fascinating how someone else sees a person.

  2. Oooh, this sounds like something I need to read. Writing it down now...bookstore Friday night. (I think I still have gift card $ from my birthday.)

  3. Sounds like I need to read this book!! I wanted to share with you my new blog that talking about a project called Dress A Girl Around the World. We make simple dresses out of pillowcases and fabric remnants. Would love to have you follow!!


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