What do you grab on to when tough times come in your life? Do you have anything anchoring you to what you believe in? Can you survive rough seas? That is the question that Max Lucado asks in the very first chapter. Tie your boat to land, and you’ll regret it. Your only hope is to anchor deep. On the day that Jesus was crucified, the world was forever changed. In a span of six hours one Friday, no one could remain the same.
Six Hours One Friday
I have always been a fan of Max Lucado’s writing. He has a way of taking the complex issues of spiritual life and making me think about them in very common, every day terms. In Six Hours One Friday: Living in the Power of the Cross the reader is given a glimpse of the love of a Father who would do anything at all to rescue us from our choices and our destiny.
This is not a new book. It was published back in 1989 and has seen many reprints. But this book is always a fitting read – especially as we get closer to the Easter season.
Six hours, one Friday. Mundane to the casual observer. A shepherd with his sheep, a housewife with her thoughts, a doctor with his patients. But to a handful of awestruck witnesses, the most maddening of miracles is occurring.
God is on a cross. The creator of the universe is being executed. It is no normal six hours. It is no normal Friday. Far worse than the breaking of his body is the shredding of his heart. And now his own father is beginning to turn his back on him, leaving him alone.
What do you do with that day in history? What do you do with its claims? They were the most critical house in history. Nails didn’t hold God to a cross. Love did. Taken from MaxLucado.com
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I received a copy of this book for the purpose of the review. All opinions are my own.