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Is there a cohesive storyline to your life’s
daily drama?

In God’s Story, Your Story, popular pastor and
bestselling author Max Lucado will inspire you
to see how your own day-to-day story intersects
with God’s grand, overarching epic of
everlasting redemption. Your journey of faith
will come alive as you explore the divine
Narrative in new Testament and contemporary
characters and discover how the Bible reveals
God’s plans for you today.

With personal warmth and heartfelt examples,
max peels back the chaos and confusion of your
story to reveal God’s loving and orderly purpose
and perspective.  Whether you are a Bible
teacher or a fellow God-seeker, you’ll discover how seeing your life as a chapter
in this divine narrative enables you to trust your heavenly Father through any
crisis that comes.

According to Lucado, “Your story indwells God’s…Your life emerges from the
greatest mind and the kindest heart in the history of the universe: the mind and
heart of God.”

God’s Story, Your Story unveils a personal look at the story of God’s eternal
redemption being told through your individual story right now.

MAX
LUCADO
.COM

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god’s story, your story

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remember the day in such detail? I still see the kitchen

in which we sat, its straight-backed chairs and Formica-

topped table. I see Grandma spilling photos out of a box

and details out of her heart as if neither had been taken

off the shelf in quite some time. I recall an emotion akin

to the one you felt when you learned about your great-

grandfather’s migration from Norway or a distant relation

being one of the charter Royal Canadian Mounties. Per-

haps you’ve traced your ancestry through the Apache’s

hunting grounds, African slave ships, or Polynesian sail-

ors. We love to know where we came from.

We need to know where we came from. Knowing con-

nects us, links us, bonds us to something greater than

we are. Knowing reminds us that we aren’t floating on

isolated ponds but on a grand river.

That’s why God wants you to know his story. Framed

photos hang in his house. Lively talks await you at his

table. A scrapbook sits in his living room, brimming with

stories. Stories about Bethlehem beginnings and manger

miracles. enemy warfare in the wilderness and fishermen

friends in Galilee. The stumbles of Peter, the stubborn-

ness of Paul. All a part of the story.

But they are all subplots to the central message: “For

God so loved the world that he gave his one and only

Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but

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when god’s story BeComes yours …

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have eternal life” (John 3:16). This is the headline of the

story: God saves his people! He casts his net over cities

and individuals, princes and paupers, the Pontius Pilates

of power and the Peters, Jameses, and Johns of the fishing

villages. God takes on the whole mess of us and cleans

us up.

This quest is God’s story. And we are a part of it!

We can easily miss this. Life keeps pulling us down.

The traffic, the troubles. The doctor visits and home-

work. Life is Ralls, Texas, and nothing more. No prelude

or sequel. Just tumbleweeds and dust and birth and death.

And the randomness of it all. One week you are hav-

ing a baby; the next you are having to move out of your

house. “Good news, a bonus!” “Bad news, a blizzard.” Hec-

tic. Haphazard. Playgrounds and cemeteries on the same

block.

Is there a story line to this drama?

I asked the same question. About the same time I

traveled to Ralls, I received another invitation. The local

community theater group was staging the play The Wizard

of Oz, and they needed some Munchkins. They recruited

the children’s choir (in which I sang second soprano,

thank you very much) to play the parts. We learned

the songs and practiced the dances, but our choir direc-

tor overlooked one detail. He never told us the story. He

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ordinAry mAtters

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His pseudonym was a hybrid of Barbara, Virginia, and
Dorothy, the names of his three daughters.1

There was nothing privileged about Sam Stone. If
anything, his upbringing was marred by challenge. He
was fifteen when his family emigrated from Romania.
They settled into a Pittsburgh ghetto, where his father
hid Sam’s shoes so he couldn’t go to school and forced him
and his six siblings to roll cigars in the attic.

Still, Stone persisted. He left home to work on a barge,
then in a coal mine, and by the time the Depression hit,
he owned a small chain of clothing stores and lived in
relative comfort. He wasn’t affluent, or impoverished, but
he was willing to help.

Ordinary man. Ordinary place. But a conduit of
extraordinary grace. And in God’s story, ordinary matters.

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Available wherever books are sold or click on your favorite retailer to order now.

JOIN MAX ONLINE

Is there a cohesive storyline to your life’s
daily drama?

In God’s Story, Your Story, popular pastor and
bestselling author Max Lucado will inspire you
to see how your own day-to-day story intersects
with God’s grand, overarching epic of
everlasting redemption. Your journey of faith
will come alive as you explore the divine
Narrative in new Testament and contemporary
characters and discover how the Bible reveals
God’s plans for you today.

With personal warmth and heartfelt examples,
max peels back the chaos and confusion of your
story to reveal God’s loving and orderly purpose
and perspective.  Whether you are a Bible
teacher or a fellow God-seeker, you’ll discover how seeing your life as a chapter
in this divine narrative enables you to trust your heavenly Father through any
crisis that comes.

According to Lucado, “Your story indwells God’s…Your life emerges from the
greatest mind and the kindest heart in the history of the universe: the mind and
heart of God.”

God’s Story, Your Story unveils a personal look at the story of God’s eternal
redemption being told through your individual story right now.

MAX
LUCADO
.COM

Watch the Trailer

http://bit.ly/o7799H
http://bit.ly/oROQ9o
http://on.fb.me/n0gfs1
http://bit.ly/nUzWBJ
http://bit.ly/pU1VA2
http://bit.ly/oLbppS
http://bit.ly/qwN5QO
http://bit.ly/r7ntBo
http://bit.ly/oMWOtd
http://bit.ly/nkUEtM
http://bit.ly/ofxneN
http://bit.ly/nQwDUg
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