Adventure Between the Pages: You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado

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Age Appropriate For: Ages 13 and up (some of the stories shared)

Best for Ages: 15 and up

Description: You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? In" You'll Get Through This," pastor and" New York Times" best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. "Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere." Max reminds readers God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph--tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed--but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil. With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

This year has been a rough one for me spiritually. There have been many ups and downs, many moments of doubt and fear. I have struggled physically and emotionally, and had to make some hard decisions. This book helped me though this last week and reminded me that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Max Lucado has always been one of my favorite spiritual authors. He doesn’t take me on guilt trips, beat me over the head with the Bible, nor are his books simply warm and fuzzy. They are soothing and convicting, gentle and persuasive, inspiring without the guilt trip. Every time I read his books, my faith is strengthened, and I am challenged. This book was no exception.

I wish I could have a couple dozen copies of this book to give away. If you are going through a hard time, big or small, this book is a wonderful and powerful reminder. We will get through this, and we are not alone. Lucado shares stories both his own and others that are so encouraging. I found myself holding his book in one hand and my Bible in the other to read the passages of scripture that he quotes.

If you are in need of some encouragement and support through a rough patch, I highly recommend You’ll Get Through This.

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I received this book from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

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