Monday, September 27, 2010

Cast of Characters: Book Review

Most of us struggle when we read the Bible; we ask how this applies to our lives today? How are the people in the Bible, from centuries ago, with no internet or cell phone, similar to us? Do we really face the same struggles they did?

Max Lucado's book Cast of Characters, places a modern day spin on these ancient stories, presenting them in situations we can relate too.

An excerpt from the book's press release reads: "Some of the most powerful stories from the Bible will come alive for today’s readers through these inspiring selections from the writings of Max Lucado. Max provides a compelling look at the most high-impact moments in the biblical narrative, drawn from his previous 20+ years of writing. At the end of each chapter will be study guide questions so the reader can go deeper into this scripture."

The book is divided into 22 chapters; covering 22 Biblical stories, and the people involved. Each chapter ends with several discussion questions, making this a perfect book for a Bible Study, or Sunday School class. The chapters are short, and over easy to read; but Lucado's insight on the topics also leaves you with that WOW factor, which makes you stop and think, and reflect on God's goodness to us.

I recommend this book, if you are interested in digging deeper into the stories of the Bible, but want to hear them in a refreshed way. Read this book just for fun, as I am doing, or suggest it for a group study. As with most of Max Lucado's books (at least all that I have read) you can't go wrong with this one.

*** Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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