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160 pages
Feb 2005
Multnomah Publishers


by Max Lucado

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Turn by Max Lucado offers an interesting perspective on how we view ourselves as a nation. He makes the point that we are a strong, powerful nation that takes great pride in our self-sufficiency--but should we? Do we as a country need to change direction? Lucado believes we need to turn back to our nation’s foundations, and uses 2 Chronicles 7:14 to map out the way.

Following this scripture, we are encouraged to turn to God’s glory, to God in prayer, to God’s Word, and to God in repentance. In four powerful chapters full of scripture, insight and wisdom are applied to show us how to make that turn back to our foundations. Max Lucado continues to be direct, powerful in word, and easy to grasp in this book.

A great analogy of a spider and her web is used in the first chapter to show how quickly we deem unnecessary the very foundation that supports us all, and the arrogance of self-sufficiency. By breaking down 2 Chronicles 7:14 into four components we are shown why we should turn back to God, and the steps it takes to change direction.

This book was not what I expected. I thought Turn would speak to me about how to turn back to my personal foundations. Instead, it spoke to me as part of a corporate body, and gave blueprints of how to stand in the gap for this country. If you feel that the task of turning our country back to its foundations is just too overwhelming, read this book. I felt empowered and guided to do just that. Turn is an excellent read! -- Sheri Carlstrom, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” – Psalm 103:2

The very breath that sustains you. The prosperity of our land. Both—and everything in between—are gifts from the same God. Remember Him. And turn to Him in heartfelt prayer.

America’s beloved author and 2005 National Day of Prayer spokesman Max Lucado joins pastor and seasoned author Brian Smith in a revolutionary call to return to the Source of our personal and national blessings. Max’s teaching and storytelling skills engage and encourage your commitment to daily enter into the presence of the giver of all good things, your Father. Turn is striking a chord in hearts and souls across America —bringing, one by one, a nation back to the foundation on which it was built.