Max did it again. You can’t go wrong with a Max Lucado book! ‘He Chose The Nails’ is no exception. Mr. Lucado focuses on the crucifixion and the meaning to us as Christians of the various aspects of the crucifixion.
I really don’t want to go into great detail about the book as it is one of those books that one needs to read and contemplate for ones’ self. There are fifteen chapters, final words, notes, and a study guide. Each chapter is typical Lucado style. Uplifting, encouraging, exhorting, and a joy to read.
I thought his seeing the three languages used to proclaim the message about Jesus as intriguing. As so many things Max writes, I had never thought of those three languages as being a symbol of God telling us that no matter what language we speak He is speaking our language. That should be a comfort to all of us as it reinforces once again how much God wants each of us to get the message no matter what language we speak.
The picture of Jesus’ flesh being torn being an invitation into God’s presence is another concept I hadn’t thought of before. Max likens Jesus’ torn flesh to the veil in the temple being torn. Both being an invitation by God into His presence.
The last one I’m going to comment on is how Max shows that Jesus refused the painkillers found in the first offering of wine so that He would fully identify with our pain and suffering. If he had accepted the drugged wine then His perception and participation in our pain would have been dulled and maybe even deadened. HE purposely refused to allow that to happen.
Can’t think of anything in the book that wasn’t helpful in some way. I’d recommend it to anyone. Highly inspirational.
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