03 December, 2011

When God Whispers Your Name, by Max Lucado

When God Whispers Your Name, is another compilation of encouragement to a weary soul through the avenue of storytelling by a master storyteller. Well known for his ability to weave truths into words, Max Lucado seeks to share hope to the reader and knowledge that amidst the weariness and uncertainty of life here on earth, we have a Savior who cares deeply for us – and knows us by name.

This book is a collection of many stories. In some the character are old. In others, they are young. Some are Bible stories, others possibly derived from the neighbor next door.  Maybe on one of the pages you’ll find a story that reflects perhaps a bit of you.

Although I enjoy the stories Pastor Lucado shares, I can’t help but feel that the hope he shares is somewhat shallow. Yes, it is encouraging to know that God knows our name when we are feeling down… but the mailman knows it, too. For lasting hope we need an introduction to our Savior and a good look at the cross – knowing that He suffered and rose to bring us victory in the daily life. Then, we can really appreciate that such a great God knows our name, in fact, He knew it well before we were even born. 

*This book was gratefully received from Thomas Nelson at no cost in exchange for my agreement to post this review.

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