Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Review: One God, One Plan, One Life by Max Lucado


Max Lucado has long been one of my favorite authors.  I started reading his books late in high school because my mom purchased a few to try.  I have always loved his short, succinct chapters and his words...well, he uses them so well he doesn't need many.  He is a very visual author.

So when Book Look asked me to review his new devotion for teens, One God, One Plan, One Life...and I happen to have a 15 year old in the house who needed some encouragement, I jumped on it.  We were not disappointed.

Each page of this devotion begins with a scripture.  Each devotion itself focuses on an issue faced by teens regardless of where they are in life...doubt, fear, insecurity, strengths and weaknesses, etc...He doesn't "dumb down" his wording either, they work for young teens and college age readers.  He writes as he does all of his books...clear, visual and personal.   At the bottom of each page is a small section entitled "One More Thought" in which Lucado adds just a bit more description or a short example of what the devotion covered.

The best review I can give this book?  My 15 year old this morning told me that he read the entire month of March last night after getting in bed.  He seriously told me "I couldn't stop, they were really good".  He is a voracious reader...of comic books, other boy-related and funny books...but devotions?  Not usually.  This book has changed that!

I highly recommend this devotion for any reader from 13 on up through college.  It's quick, to the point, descriptive and completely focused on God's vision for our lives in the situations we find ourselves daily.

Disclosure : I received this book free from Harper Collins Publishing through BookLook Bloggers Group. I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions expressed above are my own.
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