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Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now by Max Lucado Book Review


I’m a member of the Family Christian Bloggers and they provided me with a free copy of “Glory Days” for this review.

In Glory Days, Max Lucado explored the Book of Joshua and how believers today can live in their promised land. Max Lucado has discovered that many Christians aren’t living in their glory days. They are stuck in the wilderness like the Israelites traveling around and not living the full life God intended believers to live. In this book, Lucado discussed our inheritance in Christ and how we our joint heirs with Christ. He looks into how the Israelites struggled to believe and claim their inheritance in Canaan. Max Lucado strongly believes if believers would live out their inheritance, we would witness deliverance from strongholds and anything that is holding us back from living in our promised land. The book also contains discussion questions where readers can dig deeper into the message. 

One of my favorite chapters was the chapter entitled, “Unpack Your Bags”. Max Lucado shared a story about Country music singer, Jimmy Wayne. He grew up without a father and his mother was in and out of jail. She eventually abandoned him at the age of thirteen years at a bus station in Florida. He was alone and had no idea what he was going to do next. He came across an elderly man and he asked him for work. The man pay him twenty dollars a week to mow his grass. He eventually admitted that he didn’t have a place to live and he moved him in with the man and his wife. Jimmy struggled unpacking his bags before he was afraid, he would be forced to leave any minute. Max Lucado used this story to convey how many of us still have trouble trusting God completely and we fear His rejection. Lucado shared the power of the cross and how God loves us and now we have a covenant between him. 

I would recommend this amazing book to anyone who is stuck in a rut and they are ready to begin to live in their promised land. I love how Max Lucado writes in a modern way that makes the readers able to relate with the Biblical stories. I liked how he included a number of different scriptures verses throughout the entire book. I enjoyed the lesson found in reading about Jimmy Wayne’s life and his challenges. It was a great example of learning to trust our Father and His inscribable love for His people! I also connected with the true story of Christian artist, Tammy Trent and how she leaned on God during her darkest hour. This book taught me a lot about the story of Joshua and how he led the Israelites into the promise land. I was encouraged to learn about how I can live in my own promise land pursuing God’s plan for my life. 

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