Traveling Light

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By Max Lucado

We all carry a burden, some burdens we choose to heave onto our shoulders, and others we drag along without being completely aware of their presence. However, we can usually feel the weight. We might not know what it is the pulls on us, but we are conscious that it is heavy.

Using the twenty-third Psalm Max Lucado shows what burdens, you might be carrying, loads that you were never intended to bear. In eighteen chapters he identifies some of the burdens that we unknowingly carry with us. Each one is connected to a portion of the Twenty-third Psalm. Showing what God intended for you and that he wants you to let him lighten your load and trust in him.

To me, this book was an inspiration and revelation. Max Lucado’s word and opinions are simplistic and refreshing. The book also contains a study guide for each chapter. Although I haven’t used the study guide personally, I would think, after reading the book, that it would be very interesting.

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God’s Smuggler

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By Brother Andrew

One winter night, in the year 1950, Andrew lay in his bed and prayed a simple prayer … “Lord, if You will show me the way, I will follow You. Amen.” It was a just a little thing but it would change his life forever.

God’s Smuggler tells the amazing story of a man who brought the word of God to those behind the Iron Curtain. When Andrew was young he had longed or adventure, something different. When he was 17 he joined the army and went to fight in Indonesia. There he received a crippling injury in his ankle. On a hospital bed, he found the beginning of what he had been missing and began a journey toward the plan God had for him.

Andrew’s story is inspiring and thrilling. The way God guides him, making the impossible, possible, is amazing. I really enjoyed this story of love for others, the conviction to follow the God of the universe, and the ability to trust Him in every instance.