Max Lucado is a best-selling novelist and Pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX. He has written many books and his newest one is wonderful. He Chose The Nails is an easy read that you won't be able to put down.
"Linger on the Hill of Calvary.
Rub a Finger on the Timber and Press the Nail
Into Your Hand.
Taste the Tinge of Cheap Wine and Feel
the Scrape of a Thorn on Your Brow.
Touch the Velvet Dirt, Moist
with the Blood of God.
Allow the Tools of Torture to Tell Their Story.
Listen as They Tell You What God
Did to Win Your Heart."
-Quote from the back of the book
Isn't that an incredible quote. When I read that I got chills down my spine. Have you ever wondered why Jesus chose to go to the cross? Have you ever wondered what it was like for Him? This is the perfect book for answering those questions and more. It's a very emotional and eye-opening book. What Jesus really did for us on the cross was extraordinary. In this book, Lucado takes us through some of the significant symbols of the cross such as the crown of thorns, the sign on the cross, the burial clothes, etc.
Here is a small list of some of the chapters:
1. You Did This For Me?
2. I Loved You Enough To Become One Of You
3. I Will Not Abandon You
4. I Invite You Into My Presence
5. I Have Redeemed You, And I Will Keep You
6. I Have Won The Victory
7. What Will You Leave At The Cross?
Surprisingly enough, this was not a dark book. It speaks of the love that Jesus has for us. His love was enough to cover all of our sins on the cross. He alone chose to go to the cross and suffer and die to save us. I have a hard time imagining that kind of love. I mean, I love my husband. I love my children. I would die for them. But to die for strangers who have murdered, raped, stolen, abused, etc. I just can't fathom it. What a sacrifice. What grace He has given us. Forgiveness is a wonderful, powerful thing. Amazing love. That's all I can say.
Read this book and find out for yourself what the cross really meant to mankind. You will not be disappointed.
*I was given this book in exchange for my personal review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*