Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For the Tough Times by Max Lucado

I have just finished reading the book For the Tough Times, by Max Lucado. Max is a wonderful wordsmith and once again, he does not disappoint! Though it is a small book, it is packed full of wisdom, truth and hope, ringing true the adage big things come in little packages.

What a timely book, addressing the difficulty of Nation, and even the whole world, is facing right now. Max agrees that yes, times are tough right now, but guess what? God is still on the throne! Throughout the ages people have faced difficult and trying times, but God is still with us. This little book encourages us to reach out to God in the best way possible – prayer. Using Scripture, it assures us that our prayers will be heard and that hope, peace and understanding are ours to be had.

My favorite part of this little book is the prayer included at the end, called Do It Again, Lord: A Prayer for Troubled Times. It is adapted from a prayer written for America Prays, which occurred just a few days after 9/11/01. It fit then and it fits now. I loved it then and I love it now. This is a great little book of encouragement. Thanks again, Max!


For the Tough Times
by Max Lucado

When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado points to the only real answer to tragedy and crisis: Prayer. In For the Tough Times, Lucado helps us understand how to pray despite our doubt and fear.


  1. I love reading Max Lucado's books. Have you read "He Chose the Nails?" It is one awesome and wonderful book. I will get this one you have written about. God bless you my friend! Happy New Year and love you!

  2. Tracy, great review!
    I love Max, he has changed my perception many times and I have been blessed to be able to read his books.
    Remember there was a time women were not allowed to read. I am grateful to those who burned the trail so I could read and have my own Faith/relationship with Jesus.
    After reading your review, I will pick this up.
    Thanks Tracy! Happy New Year!