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When God whispers your name
Lucado, Max.
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Nashville : Word Pub., [1999]

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x, 232 pages ; 23 cm
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Are you ready to hope again? Are you ready to let go of doubt and sorrow? Just listen carefully. God is whispering your name.

Somewhere, between the pages of this book and the pages of your heart, God is speaking. And He is calling you by name.

Maybe that's hard to believe. Maybe you just can't imagine that the One who made it all thinks of you that personally -- that He keeps your name on His heart and lips.

But it's true. In the Bible and in the circumstances of your life, He whispers your name lovingly. Tenderly. Patiently but persistently. Let these stories remind you of the God who knows your name.

Some of the stories are from the Bible. Some are drawn from everyday life. Most are about people who are lost ... or weary ... or discouraged -- just like you may be. If you let them, they will tell the story of your life. And the story of a God who speaks into your situation.

So listen closely as you turn these pages. Listen for the Father's gentle whisper that can erase your doubt, your sorrow, your weariness, your despair.

It really is your name that you hear, and the Voice that calls is more loving that your ever dared dream. Listen. And learn to hope again.

Author Notes

Max Lucado (born January 11, 1955) is a best-selling Christian author, and Minister. He was educated at Abilene Christian University.

Lucado has been pastor of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas, since 1988. He also hosts UpWords, a fifteen minute radio show that can be heard in thirty states.

Lucado has authored almost 100 books, three of which were listed as top ten books on the Christian Booksellers Association list. His book, When God Whispers Your Name, was the number one hardcover book for eight months. His book You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times made the New York Times bestseller list in September 2013. He made this bestseller list again in 2015 with his title Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe and again with Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now. His latest book is Because of Bethlehem Christmas Coloring Book: Love is born. Hope is here. Anxious for Nothing, and Unshakeable Hope.. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Lucado, a pastor and the award-winning author of the bestselling Tell Me the Story and He Still Moves Stones , among others, has here composed a series of short stories for those who, he says, might not realize ``that God has written their true name upon His hand.'' Allegories, the retelling of Bible stories (i.e., Moses becomes an office janitor to whom God speaks through a mop bucket) and even Lucado's own journeys are used to show God's grace and holiness and to hold out hope in the midst of life. Lucado is blessed with the gift of storytelling. And sometimes that gift shines in these short stories; at other times, however, the successful storyteller seems instead to be riding on his own coattails and merely employing an easy formula. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The Song of the Minstrel
1 The Voice from the Mop Bucketp. 11
2 Why Jesus Went to Partiesp. 19
3 Hidden Heroesp. 27
4 You Might've Been in the Biblep. 35
5 Maximsp. 41
6 God's Christmas Cardsp. 45
7 Behind the Shower Curtainp. 51
8 Gabriel's Questionsp. 55
9 What Is Your Price?p. 59
10 Groceries and Gracep. 69
11 The Choicep. 71
12 The Prophetp. 75
Part 2 The Touch of the Master
13 When Crickets Make You Crankyp. 83
14 Seeing What Eyes Can'tp. 91
15 Overcoming Your Heritagep. 97
16 The Sweet Sound of the Second Fiddlep. 105
17 Your Sack of Stonesp. 111
18 Of Oz and Godp. 117
19 An Inside Jobp. 123
20 Late-Night Good Newsp. 129
21 Healthy Habitsp. 135
22 DFW and the Holy Spiritp. 141
23 The God Who Fights for Youp. 147
Part 3 The Guest of the Mastro
24 The Gift of Unhappinessp. 165
25 On Seeing Godp. 171
26 Orphans at the Gatep. 179
27 View of the High Countryp. 183
28 The Name Only God Knowsp. 189
Notesp. 193
Discussion Guidep. 197