Hardcover gift book
“Tucked away in the ceremonies and laws of Moses are pictures of God,” begins author Max Lucado in God’s Mirror, a modern parable about reflecting the Father’s heart.
“They’ve not seen him. They’ve not met him. But they know his child. So they know his heart,” Lucado writes. The opening tale about the daughter of a company CEO really strikes home. It is relevant. Though no one has seen her father, people judge his character by the actions of his child.
Inspiringly convicting, the two simple illustrations in God’s Mirror communicate a profound message: we live daily to catch glimpses of God’s glory. Paradoxically, God shines outward through our actions on a daily, hourly, and minute-by-minute basis. Writer and pastor, Lucado reminds us that we reveal our Father to those around us. As children of the King, God is either impugned or glorified through our actions.
In part two, Lucado equates Christ’s followers to mirrors. While part one makes a clear point through the power of story alone, part two gives the author an opportunity to do his pastor bit. The mirror is a worthy illustration, reinforced by the sparkling impact of the first story.
“Your message, your salvation, your body, your struggles, your success – all proclaim God’s glory,” the author concludes. “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the father.” (Colossians 3:17 NASB).
With heavenly ocean and sky backgrounds, the words and pictures meld into a contemplative gift book that promises to encourage new believers and buff fresh luster into long-time Christ followers. This 60-page book will spark discussion in Bible study groups and youth meetings.
God’s Mirror is an appropriate gift for high school and college graduates, a baptism remembrance, and for those who are relocating, changing jobs, and embarking on other life changing journeys. This small volume would be a well received “thank you” to someone who has reflected Jesus to you. – PeggySue Wells, Christian Book Previews.com
In the easily relatable, heartwarming style that's made him a household name, Max Lucado's latest book uses a parable format to tell the story of a daughter who has the power to reflect the character of her father through her interaction with others. When she speaks, people assume that she's speaking for him. Even though they never seen or talked to him before, they know his heart because they know his child.
In the setting of a Manhattan skyscraper, readers learn the simplicity of how to make an impact for God, whether good or bad. And through God's Mirror, Lucado inspires all Christians to have "no higher goal than to see someone think more highly of our Father, our King" when they see us.