Great used book, but the dust jacket shows wear and tear. Hardcover. ISBN: 0849908906
Call it a tapestry of turmoil: a noisy pictorial in which the golden threads of triumph knot against the black, frazzled strings of tragedy.
Call it a symphony of emotions: a sunrise-to-sunset orchestration of extremes. One score is brassy with exhuberance- the next moans with sorrow. On one page the orchestra swells in adoration. On the next Jesus solos the aria of loneliness.
Whatever you call it- call it real. Call it a day in which Jesus experienced more stress than any other day of his life aside from his crucifixion. Before the morning becomes evening he has reason to weep, then run, then shout, then curse, then praise, then doubt.
From calm to chaos. From peace to perplexity. Within a matter of moments his world is turned upside down.
Sound familiar? Has your world even gone from calm to chaos?
The pink slip comes. The doctor calls. The divorce papers arrive. The check bounces. A policeman knocks on your door. The life that had been calm is now chaotic. The world that had been serene is now stormy. Hailstormed by demands. Assailed by doubts. Pummeled by demands.
If you know what it means to be caught in life's storms... if you've ever ridden the roller coaster of sorrow and celebration...if you've ever wondered if God in Heaven can relate to you on earth, then read and re-read this pressure-packed day in the life of Christ.
It is the only day, aside from the crucifixion, that all four Gospels recorded. It's as if God knew the stress you would face. Speaking through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John he shows you how to face it.
Interestingly, you are holding one of the few books written on this one day in Christ's life. Author Max Lucado had interwoven the four Gospel accounts of these twenty-four hours in such a way that you will be assured that God knows how you feel. Combining scripture with humor and real-life situations, Lucado offers instruction and inspiration.
You'll relate to the Piranha Hour- the time when everyone wants a piece of Mom.
You'll smile as Max tells of the lady who had never flown, but taught him how to enjoy a journey.
You'll be touched as you see the hand of Jesus pull Peter from the waters of failure.
You'll be encouraged as you see the Christ take a storm and make it his path.
And you'll be assured that within every torrent, there is a calm center- a place you can stand when your world gets windy. The eye of the storm.