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Next door Savior
Lucado, Max.
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Nashville, Tenn. : W Pub. Group, [2003]

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xiv, 212 pages; 25 cm
Our next-door Savior -- No person He won't touch -- Christ's theme song -- Every person -- Friend of flops -- Shady people -- The hand God loves to hold -- Desperate people -- Try again -- Discouraged people -- Spit therapy -- Suffering people -- What Jesus says at funerals -- Grieving people -- Getting the hell out -- Tormented people -- It's not up to you -- Spiritually weary people -- The trashman -- Imperfect people -- No place He won't go -- He loves to be with the ones He loves -- Every place -- What's it like? -- Inward places -- A cure for the common life -- Ordinary places -- Oh, to be dtp-free! -- Religious places -- Tire kicker to car buyer -- Unexpected places -- The long, lonely winter -- Wilderness places -- God gets into things -- Stormy places -- Hope or hype? -- The highest place -- Abandoned! -- God-forsaken places -- Christ's coup de grâce -- God-ordained places -- Christ's crazy claim -- Incredible places.
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We applaud men for doing good things.

We enshrine God for doing great things.

But what about a man who does God things?

One thing is certain. We can't ignore him. If these moments are factual, if the claim of Christ is actual, then he was, at once, man and God.

The single most significant person who ever lived. Forget MVP. He is the entire league. The head of the parade? Hardly. No one else shares the street. Who comes close? Humanity's best and brightest fade like dime-store rubies next to him.

Dismiss him? We can't. Resist him? Equally difficult. Why would we want to?

Don't we need a God-man Savior? A just-God Jesus could make us, but not understand us. A just-man Jesus could love us, but never save us. But a God-man Jesus?

Near enough to touch. Strong enough to trust. A next door Savior.

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

If Christian publishing phenomenon Lucado has been criticized for anything, it's for repeating the same basic themes in his books: Christ, his death on the cross and the grace and forgiveness offered to those who follow him. This latest doesn't deviate, but somehow manages to make these themes crisp and compelling. The essays, each built around an episode in the life of Jesus, are often unabashedly poignant, at times humorous and always hopeful. Lucado's unique retellings cast Jesus as a compassionate personal friend who isn't put off by anyone's past mistakes. In one essay, Jesus urges a reluctant Matthew (the tax collector) not to ditch his old acquaintances, while Matthew argues "But Jesus, these guys... half of them are on parole. Josh hasn't worn socks since his Bar Mitzvah...." A reach-for-the-hanky story portrays Jesus as "The Trashman," willing to take the burdens of others on himself. Throughout this book-as he has in others-Lucado explores the paradox of Jesus as both fully human and fully divine: "Midwifed by a carpenter. Bathed by a peasant girl. The maker of the world with a bellybutton. The author of the Torah being taught the Torah." Lucado clearly portrays God's love, forgiveness and concern about the smallest details, "for even though he is in heaven, he never left the neighborhood." Solidly grounded in Scripture, drenched in the trademark Lucado anecdotes that have endeared him to legions of fans, this book may be his best in a decade. (Sept. 4) Forecast: With this title Lucado will have 33 million books in print, not including the music, audio and video products that have been spun off his various books. At least one of his titles has appeared on an ECPA bestseller list every month for the last 12 years (and in February, he had 18 different books on the various ECPA lists). Watch for PW's interview with Max Lucado in late August, as part of our "Innovators" series. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved