Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cast of Characters by Max Lucado

Cast of Characters
Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God
By: Max Lucado

Cast of Characters is about the people of the Bible. How did God use them? Can God use us, too? Learn about Joseph, Matthew, John, Paul, and others from the Bible. See how imperfect they were, how God used them anyway, and be encouraged! God can take little and make it much; He can take common people and change the world!

After reading this book, I felt so encouraged. Seeing how God used Matthew—the tax collector who cheated people; Moses—the murderer; and David—a man after God’s own heart, who stumbled often, for example, I am reassured. God takes the common and does extraordinary things!

Max Lucado takes these people of the Bible, and their situations, and lets you see how easy it could be one of us. For example, Moses and the burning bush is a well-known story. How about “The Voice from the Mop Bucket?” Hank is a janitor who used to be an executive, before he killed a mugger. He would rather hide than go to jail. Moses killed the Egyptian and went into hiding. Then God called him to lead the Israelites. Then there’s David facing the giant. We face giants everyday—divorce, depression, alcohol, insecurity, and many, many others. We need to face these like David did; rush your giant with a God-saturated soul. Two sentences stick with me after reading this book: Focus on giants—you stumble. Focus on God—your giants tumble. Read this book and watch your faith increase!

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