"What would it take to light the fire again?" Max Lucado writes in his
classic inspirational book No Wonder They Call Him the Savior. We can
take that question further and ask "What would it take to light the fire in the first place for those who
don't believe?" How about an honest and penetrating look at what Christ did for
us on the cross?
In No Wonder They Call Him the Savior, Lucado points readers back
to those moments leading up to the cross. By studying the lives and actions of
those who were there, we witness the majesty and victory of the Savior through
In Lucado's words of inspiration and chapters of reflection, the cross is
brought to life and applied to our world today. The book is divided into three
elements related to the cross--words, witnesses and wisdom.
Each chapter examines a different aspect in a style that is both easily
understood and thought-provoking. From the words Jesus spoke to the reaction of
the disciples, we are not only reminded of the compassion of Christ but also
how the cross applies to our daily lives. Lucado applies the events of Calvary
to issues we face today like saying goodbye, dealing with loneliness, setting
expectations or finding contentment.
Through the variety of perspectives the author presents, readers will
undoubtedly find sparks of encouragement. In life people may have found
themselves asking or being asked, "What really matters?" or "Is this all there
is?" If so, they'll want to take some time, sit down with this book and once
again go back to the cross. For those interested in a deeper study, Lucado has
also included a study guide that coincides with each chapter.
Page by page, Lucado strives to show in different and new ways what Christ
did on the cross. Each paragraph is packed with messages of hope and words of
wisdom. No Wonder They Call Him the Savior is sure to fan the flames
of the soul as readers see our Savior at Calvary. And, as Lucado reminds us,
"Something happens to a man when he stands within inches of the Judean
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