November 19, 2008

Book Review: Max Lucado's Cast of Characters

It has been a long time since a book has drawn me in as this book has. Max Lucado has done it again. Cast of Characters gives a great down-to-earth characterization of many well known--and not so well known Bible characters.

What was the woman at the well thinking when Jesus asked her for some water? How would a Samaritan woman react to being approached by a Jew during those times? Max Lucado takes these classic Bible stories and adds his own personal spin based on the historical details of the times. He includes people like David, Abigail, John and Paul.

I truly enjoyed this book in it's entirety. Each chapter ends in thought-provoking discussion questions that are truly meant to be shared. I highly recommend that you share this book with your spouse, a close friend, a or a Sunday school group. This book was not meant to be read alone, but to be used as a wonderful study and discussion tool.

This is a fabulous addition to your personal library or a great holiday gift for a friend. I give it 5 stars--hands down!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We read his children's books, to the younger kids, but they usually tear me up while I read them. "Tell me the Story" and "Tell me the Secret" my favorites.

Scribbler said...

We read his children's books, to the younger kids, but they usually tear me up while I read them. "Tell me the Story" and "Tell me the Secret" my favorites.

Nikowa Lee {Quirky Mom} said...

Ooh! Thanks! I'll put that on my wish list.

Kelly said...

I love everything Max Lucado has ever done. He paints such a vivid picture of things. He is truly gifted. I can't wait to get this one!

Have a great Thanksgiving! We leave tomorrow for our cruise!!!! It's unseasonably cold in Georgia right now, so it makes me all the more ready! Maybe I'll get a chance to go pick this book up before we leave town!

Much love, my friend!
Kelly

Jim said...

Thanks for the update. I might get this book.

Jim