Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Let The Journey Begin by Max Lucado - Book Review
From the publisher: Powerful, life-changing messages for a vital time in life.
Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? Let the Journey Begin repack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from bestselling and trusted author Max Lucado for students about to embark on new steps in their life journey. Graduates will be reassured that they are not alone-God is with them every step of their way.
This bestselling book will include thirty-two additional pages of new content, all consisting of excerpts, quotes, and scripture as well as an updated interior design to appeal to a new generation of graduates. Included are pages for personal goals, favorite verses of scripture, and prayers.
Let The Journey Begin, by Max Lucado, is a cross between a devotional, a gift book, and a book of advice. It is short (less than 200 pages) with around 70+ readings, all a page or two at most. In addition, nearly all the readings have a short quote or scripture to support them. It's not quite a devotional, in that it isn't all scripture or examination of scripture. Rather, it features selections from Max Lucado's other books, which focus on topics that are Biblically-based but not all are tagged with specific references or verses. At the root of each selection is advice rooted in scripture, though. Some examples of topics include: Character Creates Courage; Rocking the Boat; Knowing God's Will; Looking Forward in Faith; and What We Really Want To Know, among many others.
The book is short, as I mentioned. It is divided into five themed sections: God's Plan for the Journey of Life - A Road Map for Success; Stop, Look, and Listen - Good Habits for a Good Journey; A Fork in the Road - Deciding Which Way to Go; Dangers and Detours Ahead - Slow Down, Avoid Disaster; and Two is Fine Company - A Friend for the Journey. There is also a place at the end for notes, or for planning your first steps on the journey of life.
This book, like all of Lucado's books, is a nice read. It is simple to pick up, read a selection or two, and think on the ideas. It is ideal for a graduate (we are in that season, after all) or for introducing someone to Lucado's writing and style. Due to these factors, I would recommend Let The Journey Begin.
I received a preview copy of this book from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.