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Book Review: Help is Here Author: Max Lucado

Bills pile up. Savings accounts go down. Marriages go south. Pandemics rage. Work goes off the rails. Stress goes off the charts. Suddenly, you feel powerless to calm life's chaos. It's all too much to take on by yourself. But pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado has great news for you--Help Is Here. Now more than ever, we're all weary from the loads we carry and the challenges we face. We have questions we cannot answer and problems we cannot solve. We'd hoped that life would be an invigorating adventure or an inspiring journey. We never expected to grow so tired so quickly. But Max teaches us that we can find fresh strength and purpose in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Bible makes more than a hundred references to the Holy Spirit, and Jesus says more about the Spirit than he does about the church, marriage, finances, and the future. But do we really know the Spirit? In Help Is Here, Max will give you the tools and encouragement you need to:

  • Learn who the Spirit is and how the Spirit can help

  • Become joyful, enthusiastic, and empowered as you draw closer to God

  • Confidently take on any difficulty with the power of the Spirit

  • Discover your unique gifts and purpose to further God's kingdom

Help Is Here reminds us that our Good Shepherd doesn't just feed us; he leads us. He does more than correct us; he directs us. God keeps us on track--and best of all, he's commissioned the Holy Spirit to guide us down the winding roads of life, wherever they may lead us. No more walking this path alone. No more carrying weight you were not intended to bear. It's time for you to enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit and experience the vigorous life he offers. You can rest easy knowing that Help Is Here.

Reviewed by:

Loryn Dilley

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a teacher by trade. I serve on the deacon team at Venture church. I am part of the worship team and lead a connect group. I love being part of the local church and walking in community. I enjoy reading (sometime audio books more than physical ones). When I'm not working or serving at church, I enjoy going for walks/runs and playing with my dogs in the park.

Name of Book:

Help is here


Max Lucado

What drew you to read this book?:

We all need a little help some time. The title of the book offered a way to find FRESH strength in the Holy Spirit. In our busy world we can all use a little 'Fresh Strength'.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

It was a great reminder of who the Holy Spirit is. We do not have to walk through our daily lives alone. Jesus left us the Holy spirit. A quote from the book that stood out to me was "The help you need is here. Ask the Spirit to infuse you with His power. Throw open the door! Swing wide the gate"! Stand on the threshold and say 'come in'!

In a paragraph, what is the main point of the book?:

'Help Is Here' offers comfort and guidance to those who are struggling with life's hard moments. It unpacks scripture to teach and remind us of who the Holy Spirit is. This fresh revelation of the Holy Spirit as our teacher, comforter, councilor and friend provides reassurance and gives hope to those who are dealing with anxieties, fears, and doubts. Max Lucado uses stories, scriptures, and personal testimonies, to empower readers to find peace, strength, and hope in even the most trying of times.

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

Anyone seeking to know more about who the Holy Spirit is and looking for encouragement through trials we face in life.

Star Rating?:

All comments are writers own.

Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media.

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