Sunday, April 17, 2016

Max Lucado's Pocket Prayers {A Blog Tour & Book Review}

**Books received for review. All thoughts are my own.

If you've read my blog long, you've probably noticed that one of my absolute favorite genres of books is Christian nonfiction. I love how the writers of this books give me a different perspective and help me to better understand what I'm reading in the Bible. They use real life examples and scriptural references to really help me to understand how these stories I read in the Bible apply to me.

One of my favorite Christian writers has been- by far- Max Lucado. I so often find myself reading his works and feeling as though they were written just for me- providing just what I needed to read at any given time. He has such a way with words that I couldn't get enough. From his children's books to his nonfiction, I've not yet read a book that I didn't fall in love with. That was something I wanted to share with others too.

So, when I heard about his series of Pocket Prayers, I was thrilled! Check it out:

About the books: 

Pocket Prayers (with various authors; Thomas Nelson, March 2016)

Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series for those in need of peace, renewal, rest, faith, hope, joy, direction, serenity, and courage.

Short, simple prayers are very effective, which is why each book in the series contains forty guided prayers and complementary scriptures for any situation, including for:

-Moms (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
-Grads (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)
-Dads (written with Mark Mynheir)
-Military Life (written with Mark Mynheir)
-Teachers (written with blogger Jennifer Hale)
-Friends (written with Betsy St. Amant)

Purchase your copies:
As I said, in many ways, Max's writing has spoken to me and provided just what I needed to hear. These books are such a great 'pocket sized' way of spreading those words to others. Okay, okay...they're too big to fit into most pockets, but they are perfect for tossing into a purse for those moments you need a little extra encouragement. They aren't long reads, but truly do provide great scriptures and prayers that will be beneficial to the intended audience.

Personally, I love the book for Moms. This book is most relevant to my life, and a great gift for Mother's Day, or any day! But there truly is a book for everyone. With graduation day quickly approaching, the book for grads is ideal. End of the school year teacher gifts? Why not Pocket Prayers for Teachers is a great way of saying thank you. Dads, servicemembers and friends...there are prayers just for them too. Each book provides great encouragement that best fits each groups needs.

Want to learn more and see more from Max Lucado? You can connect at the links below:


  1. I love short, simple and impactful!! Just what I need on days when Im struggling!!


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