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For The Tough Times: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013


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    Posted January 2, 2013


    Drives to met the cons.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    Lucado answers the questions in this book.

    Where is hope in the middle of the storms of life? Where is God in the midst of these hard times? Where is God when a loved one dies, a job is lost, or sickness effects your life? Where is God when everything is falling apart? The answers to these question lie in Max Lucado's book, "For The Tough Times". This short, easy to read book is full of insight and wisdom to many of the questions we all ask during the tough times. Throughout the book, Max Lucado reminds us who is still in charge of everything going on in this world. God. Overall, this book was an encouragement to not blame God when things go wrong, to find His grace in the storm, and to find peace by forgiving those who have wronged us. The poignant word pictures Lucado paints are stirring and heartening.

    This is a great little gift book to give to a friend or loved on who may be going through a difficult situation. I was able to read this book in just one day. The book is only 80 pages long and can be read in an evening or a weekend afternoon. This is one of those books you put on you nightstand or on your office bookshelf to get to when you need a bit of encouragement.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

    For the Tough Times by Max Lucado

    Max Lucado addresses the questions that I think many of us ask when going through hard times that we don't understand. Where is God? How can He let this happen? Does He care? I have found myself asking these questions at times. I know in my head that God is sovereign and in control, so then why isn't He helping me? When I started reading, I wondered how he was going to answer these questions. If it would be the same "Sunday School" answers that we often hear.

    As I read this book, I found myself praising God for who He is. His strength, His wisdom, His power and His love. I also saw myself in perspective. I only see the here and now. God sees the future. He can turn sadness, struggles and grief into praise, victory and glory.

    This is an excellent book that I would highly recommend. It's a short book, only 79 pages, but very powerful. God's ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not like our thoughts. Max Lucado reminds us that everything, even Satan serves Him. He is the still on His throne in Heaven, and He's still in control. We know the Bible stories like Joseph and Daniel where God rescued them and used them. What an encouragement to us. As Max Lucado wrote at the end of this book, "Do it again, Lord. Do it again."

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  • Posted February 5, 2009

    A Great Reminder

    For the Tough Times by Max Lucado which is a short (only 79 pages) but yet very powerful book. Lucado has a very distinct writing style, and while not always my favorite I found it perfect for this book. In today¿s world, with our economy upside-down, people losing jobs every day, and then with just regular life occurrences, death, heartbreak, illness, most everyone has as some point asked `Where is God?¿ in all of this.<BR/><BR/>Lucado does a good job in reminding the reader who is actually in control, that when the cloud of pain and problems blocks our view we need to remember to look beyond the cloud to the God who is always and never stops being in control. His writing style is comforting which is exactly what you need when your heart is full of pain and you are looking for answers. As you read you are reminded of these important truths - God is good, God loves you, God hears you and God will act on your behalf.<BR/><BR/>This book is an easy read and if you find yourself in a `tough time¿ I recommend you take a look. It is an excellent reminder that God is active even when it feels like life is out of control.

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  • Posted January 18, 2009

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    For The Tough Times by Max Lucado

    The topic of suffering is relevant to every human being on the face of the planet. As times get tougher, we tend to question why more often. A quick perusal of newspaper headlines or television news will show us that times are growing tougher by the moment.<BR/><BR/>Max Lucado once again delivers the answer--God.<BR/><BR/>For The Tough Times is a small book that packs a big punch. In it, Lucado vividly portrays a sovereign God who has a purpose for everything He allows in our lives.<BR/><BR/>Using the example of Bible heroes, such as David, Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Job, Paul and the disciples, Lucado shows how God used adverse events in their lives to bring about good.<BR/><BR/>Max Lucado specifically addresses finding God in the midst of tragedy and suffering, God's amazing love for us as our heavenly Father, and the sovereignty of God. He uses scripture to show us how God uses Satan as His tool, the importance of forgiveness and prayer, and how to view suffering and death from God's perspective.<BR/><BR/>For The Tough Times would be the perfect gift for a friend who has recently experienced tragedy or loss, but it's also a great book to have on hand for personal use and reference. <BR/><BR/>I highly recommend this book by author Max Lucado.

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  • Posted January 14, 2009


    This was my first Max Lucado book, but definatley not my last. I found this book very inspiring and comforting. It opened my eyes to some of the most common questions and many new thoughts. It inspired me to open my bible and follow along and read the references. I would reccomend this book to anyone and would give it as a gift to everyone. A must read for all ages. Short but stunning~

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  • Posted January 11, 2009

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    Beautifully written!

    You don¿t have to look far today to see depressing news. We can have hope though when we look to Jesus for our peace and answers. The book For the Tough Times by Max Lucado offers hope. <BR/> The book begins with a question asked by David in Psalm 11:3¿¿When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?¿ I think at some point everyone has asked this question. What are we supposed to do during the hard times when nothing makes sense? We may question God or not know how to pray. We may feel lost, confused, and vengeful. In the chapters of this we learn we can put our hope in our Father¿s love, and we can be triumphant through Him. <BR/> One point that struck me from this book is the importance of being still. It is hard to be totally quiet before God, yet in the midst of our pain and struggling, often the thing we need the most is to wait on Him, listening for His voice.<BR/>This is a short book with short, easy to read chapters. It would be a wonderful book to give as a gift to a friend who is suffering through a loss. I have read numerous books by this author and again enjoyed his writing. Anyone who reads this book really can take something away from it after reading.

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  • Posted January 10, 2009

    This is for EVERYONE

    This book is for everyone. I mean everyone. Read it, then read it again with a highlighter in your hand. <BR/><BR/>By the title, you imagine it¿s just for those who are experiencing hardship in life. But even if your life is all rainbows and ice cream right now, who doesn¿t know of someone experiencing tough times? If we ourselves are not asking, we all hear the questions: Where is God in all of this? Can good come from evil? Is God really listening? <BR/><BR/>We can all use the encouragement in these pages, no matter our circumstances, to gain a greater understanding of God¿s purpose in allowing life¿s hard moments. Four ourselves, for those around us, and for the state of our world.<BR/><BR/>I almost stopped after the introduction, feeling that in just five pages Lucado had already given me enough to ponder and digest. But the full 80 pages were loaded with analogies, biblical and historical examples, and Lucado¿s characteristically flavorful language. Besides addressing the questions above, he expounds on the issues of trust, God¿s authority, the allowance of evil, forgiveness, reverence, hope in death, and prayer.<BR/><BR/>I¿m about to read it again. This time with a highlighter in hand.

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    Posted January 2, 2013

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