The wilderness. Maybe you know it well.
The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent 40 years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.
Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?
You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can't remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You're fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You're out of Egypt, but Egypt's not out of you.
Isn't the Christian life supposed to be better than this?
Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.
But there's good news. With God's help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance. This is God's vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.
You and your Promised Land life.
New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado invites listeners to leave the wilderness and discover a life defined by grace, refined by challenge, and aligned with a heavenly call. By studying the life of Joshua and the biblical book that bears his name, Lucado reveals God's promises for every step and reminds listeners that God still fights for them.
©2015 Max Lucado (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Max Lucado is quickly becoming my favorite author and Ben Holland my favorite author! Ben's performance is always wonderful!! And Max's book was extremely educational! If you are feeling under attack, lost in the wilderness or even just confused and not sure how to take the next step. Read this book! It is a beautiful study of the book of Joshua. Without this book, I would not have seen all of the promises and lessons of that book! Highly recommend!
"Glory days are ahead of us, not behind us."
I like this book because it was encouraging and a great reminder that the days ahead of me is glory days because of my faith in Christ.
"Spiritual encouragement for the mind and soul."
Awesome book!! It was so uplifting. I listen to it twice. Very encouraging with reminder of what our Heavenly Father has done for us.
This study was awesome. I got a lot out of it. Knowing God's Promise means so much in my life and at this time of my life.
"Eye opening reminder that in Christ we are living our glory days."
Eye opening reminder that in Christ we are living our glory days. A book that I will listen to again and again.
"And uplifting review of the book of Joshua. Told in such a way as to be very encouraging."
Both the content and the way the book is read is excellent. I highly recommend this book.
This was full of biblical encouragement from Joshua to lead us to live the Promised Land life we were designed to live.
"God's word for today's thoughts"
A look at the Bible as it applies to the way we approach life. Very well done and meaningful.
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