The Applause Of Heaven
It is what you always dreamed but never expected. It's having God as your dad, your biggest fan, and your best friend. It is having the King of Kings in your cheering section. It is hearing the applause of heaven. Max Lucado believes that the Beatitudes provide what we need to discover the the joy of God. Much more than a how-to book on happiness. The Applause of Heaven is...more
There’s something about Max Lucado’s style that is addictive! His words have a unique blend and taste that when put together is like a water flowing seamlessly and breathtakingly from a waterfall. He narrates stories from the Bible like he’d walked with them and talked with them, like they were...more
The inspiring writing – as always with Max Lucado – in this modern Christian classic is compelling and beautifully phrased. He utilizes amazing examples to highlight his message. Now, I have always thought of the Beatitudes as a list to check off – you know like, 70% or better is a passing grade, but Mr. Lucado shows that is actually a step-by-step progression to rebuild a believer’s heart. And honestly his way makes a lot more sense and is way more productive than my c...more
1. Blessed are the poor in spirit. In the past I just gave it a passing thought that perhaps that meant the indigent. I find however that I am poor in spirit. but guess what? That's a good thing to realize t...more
This book is basically a discussion of the Beatitudes, Jesus' sermon on the mount, the "Blessed are those..." sermon. It is written in a beautiful, upbeat, lovely, peaceful...more
"I have everything I need for joy!" Robert Reed said.
"Amazing!" I thought.
His hands are twisted and his feet are useless. He can't bathe himself. He can't feed himself. He c...more
"An ordinary night with ordinary sheep and ordinary shepherds. And were it not for a God who loves to hook "extra" on the front of the ordinary, the night would have gone unnoticed. The sheep would have been forgotten, and the shepherds would have slept the night awa...more
"God is wanting us to to trust in the good times and the bad. For if we don't trust when times are tough, we don't trust at all.
Such a powerful read!!
pg. 51 "But when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, then cast all your cares on Him, for He is waiting in the midst of the storm."
pg. 66 "And it is when we are out of op...more
Thanks for reminding me of the applause I yearn to hear from my Christ!!
J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"