Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Review: When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado

I enjoyed reading When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado.  The author has successfully taken God’s teachings, personalized them, and made them relevant to today’s readers.  The words flow on the page with an ease that is felt by the reader.  Max Lucado is masterful at retelling Biblical truths that will inspire, comfort, and challenge you.

The book is divided into three sections, yet each chapter stands alone.  The first section speaks to the fact that God works in our lives, the second section teaches us that God is with us in our brokenness, and the last section challenges us to see the unseen and look to a time when we will be in God’s presence.   There is a discussion guide at the back of the book.  The guide lists “Points to Ponder” and “Wisdom from the Word” for each chapter.  This allows the book to be transformed from a personal devotional to a small group study.

I found this to be a good book to take along with me; to steal away and read during a free moment in my otherwise busy day. The author’s words flow effortlessly as he reintroduces us to Biblical notables like Moses, Gabriel, Philip, Joseph, and King Josiah.  I believe that if we are quiet, if we take time to slow down enough, we receive the blessing of hearing God speak to us in a still small voice.  This book helps us to live into that truth; while remembering that God loves each one of us and knows us by name.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.