Title: You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
Author: Max Lucado
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Max Lucado has never been one of my favorite authors, simply because I have made a point of not choosing his books. He is a pastor and a very popular and prolific writer, and that kind of popularity always turns me off. Makes me skeptical about what kind of "fluff" he must be turning out.
This time, he had me at the title. I thought I was starting a small group at our church, a "care group," and this seemed like a good resource for the women whose healing I hoped to facilitate. I did not expect to need it, myself, a week later.
Lucado's writing is sometimes almost too clever. I enjoy good writing. I appreciate it. But his turns of words and phrases very occasionally seem almost too clever by half. And yet . . . and yet . . . I found myself highlighting often. More often than in any other book on my Kindle Keyboard. Most of those same "clever" words and phrases--which may have come after hours and days of mental grind, or in quick moments of blinding inspiration--carry such truth and such encouragement that I could not let them go without marking them.
Suddenly, I find myself wanting more books by Max Lucado. You will want to pick up a copy or two, or six; you probably know that many people who need to read it, right now. If you don't, you will, soon. I give You'll Get Through This five stars.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.