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God came near : chronicles of the Christ
Lucado, Max.
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Publication Information:
Sisters, Or. : Multnomah Publishers, [1986]

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203 pages ; 24 cm
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BT220 .L83 1986 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Christians want so desperately to see Jesus. To squint through their pain, sorrow, fear, and dizzying distractions, and really, truly focus on Him. Now they can, with the help of this much-loved pastor and writer! Lucado touches readers right where they are today. And he gently leads them to the place where they can glimpse the risen Lord in all His glory and feel His very presence in their lives. This warm, insightful book offers an irresistible opportunity for seekers and Christians alike to begin anew their journey. . . to the God who came near just so they could know Him.

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)

Table of Contents

Eyewitnesses of His Majestyp. 13
Part I His Incarnation
"And the Word became flesh"
1. The Arrivalp. 19
2. "Just a Moment..."p. 23
3. Absurdity in the Fleshp. 27
4. Mary's Prayerp. 33
5. Limb-Climber or Branch-Sitterp. 37
6. Twenty-Five Questions for Maryp. 41
7. Christmas Nightp. 43
"and dwelt among us"
8. Out of the Carpentry Shopp. 47
9. "Just Call Me Jesus"p. 51
10. Women of Winterp. 55
11. When God Sighedp. 59
12. The Question for the Canyon's Edgep. 63
"and we beheld His glory"
13. A Tale of Two Treesp. 67
14. No Accidentp. 71
15. Rediscovering Amazementp. 75
"full of grace and truth."
16. Hopep. 79
17. Eternal Instantsp. 83
18. What Do You See?p. 85
Part II Our Imitation
"A student who is fully trained will be like his teacher."
19. He Forgotp. 89
20. Facing the Factsp. 93
21. Light of the...Storage Closet?p. 97
22. Blind Ambitionp. 101
23. Warningsp. 105
24. Father's Day: A Tributep. 109
25. Family Sedans of the Faithp. 111
26. Insensitive Slursp. 115
27. A Song in the Darkp. 119
28. In the Mud of Jabbokp. 123
29. A Little Bit of Hangin'p. 127
30. Carmelitap. 131
31. Seeing the Summitp. 133
Study Guidep. 137
Notesp. 201