Friday, January 14, 2011

God Came Near, by Max Lucado


Lucado's strength is phrasing well-worn ideas in new ways that strike a chord with his readers. Sadly, while this book has a lot of creative thoughts on the incarnation, it lacks a coherent presentation of the Gospel or any real solid theological teaching. As such, it's a good read for a solid Christian well versed in the Gospel already, or perhaps for younger Christians or non-Christians if combined with other more substantive texts. Still, I appreciate his ability to make me see the familiar landscape of the incarnation in unexpected ways. A great holiday read.

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