Book review: Six hours one Friday (by Max Lucado)

Title: Six hours one Friday
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

The book starts with Max Lucado recounting his experience in securing his houseboat in the face of a hurricane that was about to come. He and his friends were tying the houseboat to anything they could find on land. Then came an experienced man, probably a sailor, who advised them to place anchors instead. From there Max Lucado zoomed into the theme of his book — to have anchors in life so that we can go through storms.

The 3 anchors are

  1. My life is not futile
  2. My failures are not fatal
  3. My death is not final

Max Lucado uses bible stories, personal experiences, and other illustrations, to show the 3 anchors were already planted by Jesus on the cross. In brief, through the work on the cross, my life has meaning, I am forgiven, and I have eternal life.

The second part of the book is an accompanying study guide designed to discuss and think about the points mentioned in the book. This helps to bring the message deeper, ie anchor deep.

Max Lucado has a way with words. I like the way he retells some bible stories, adding some imagination and emotions, yet not affecting the essence. He also tried to give some bible stories a modern twist.


PS: I borrowed this book from the library. I have not received any form of compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the publisher or author mentioned in the post.

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