October 21, 2010

Book Review

Traveling Light by Max Lucado

This book is an interesting look at the twenty-third Psalm. The object is to show the reader how to release their burdens based upon Psalm 23.

Some of the burdens addressed are:
  • Self reliance
  • Discontentment
  • Weariness
  • Worry
  • Hopelessness
  • Guild
  • Arrogance
  • Grief
  • Fear
  • Shame
The author takes each verse of Psalm 23 and shows how David writes about his life and his burdens and how he knew that God was always and is always there for him. The same applies to us today as well.

In each chapter Lucado always has a story illustrating the concept. Of course, he uses his vivid and descriptive writing style to make his point. He also pulls over examples from Scripture as well.

Overall, I recommend reading this book simple for its unique view and explanation of Psalm 23. However, if you are struggling with the burdens mentioned then you should find this book extremely helpful in letting go and trusting your life to God.

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