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Thomas Nelson Second Chances

You wish you could just turn back the clock, make one different decision, or start all over again.

If you're drowning in regret, shamed by your mistakes, or unable to offer grace to the one who's wronged you, you're looking at the right book. You'll likely see a familiar face in these stories. Maybe even your own.

Selected from Max Lucado's most beloved books, this collection of stories reminds you that there's forgiveness for past mistakes and hope for your future.
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Review 1 for Second Chances
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Date:July 20, 2013
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Dr JSK
Age:45-54
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Second Chances: More Stories Of Grace, written by Max Lucado, is a book that strives to formulate a beautiful picture of grace, a picture that serves to remind us that forgiveness is always as near as God.
Who doesn't make mistakes? Who doesn't need the opportunity to receive a second chance once in awhile? Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone needs a second chance, and many of us would do almost anything to get that chance. Max reminds us, through this publication, that the God we love and serve is a God of second chances.
With the turn of every page, we are reminded of the endless love of God. We are reminded that His love is seen and felt powerfully every day within the blessings of His grace and mercy, both of which He chooses to extend to us freely, even though we are undeserving.
Max has divided this book into six sections: For the rebellious, For the regret-riddled, For the prideful, For the mistake-makers, For a faltering faith, and For those who hurt us. Each section contains a few stories that are focused on the topic at hand. While these stories are gleaned from previous works and complied together, they still help us focus powerfully on God's grace.
This book is a wonderful publication and is a recommended read or a good gift for someone struggling with their identity in Christ.
Dr. Jeff Krupinski
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Review 2 for Second Chances
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Good Book!

Date:June 6, 2013
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Candy
Location:Marion, Illinois
Age:Over 65
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I love all of his books. He makes everything so simple.
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Review 3 for Second Chances
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Great book!

Date:May 7, 2013
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dawnb
Location:Belhaven, NC
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I bought this book for my boyfriend and he loves it!
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Review 4 for Second Chances
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Second Chances by Max Lucado

Date:April 25, 2013
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Grace
Location:Canada
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Max Lucado draws on the simplicity of the truth of what Jesus has done for us. I find that Max’s books are discrepant reminders and avid thought provokers. This book details God’s mercy evident in many different stories of the Bible, in Max’s personal life, and of friends/acquaintances. Jesus is open armed and ready to take your burdens and give you rest in exchange. So often, we complicate things. We make it so complex, we slave away to be in control and fix ourselves. Jesus is willing to take it, no questions asked. He will receive us and we can take hope and courage to leave it at the cross. I think one of the most powerful chapters I read in this book was the one regarding the thief on the cross. They mock him as a king. If he were crazy, they would ignore him. If he had no followers, they’d turn him away. If he were nothing to fear, they wouldn’t kill him. You only kill a king if he has a kingdom.This thief is at the lowest, being penalized for his crimes. He has nothing, and Christ is now everything. I would recommend this book to anyone who is either to prideful to realize their need or too shameful to look up. It’s a beautiful truth.
BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Review 5 for Second Chances
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Second Chances is great

Date:February 8, 2013
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thewritingbichone
Location:Macon, Georgia
Age:35-44
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Max Lucado has such insight into the importance of life, everyday life. He shares in this book stories of how as humans we will mess up, fall and fail.
But then he presents the story that we all are titled to have - a second chance.
And who would want to deny that story?
Personally, this is just a good affirmation or confirmation of what Jeremiah 29:11 means to us all - we have hope.
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Review 6 for Second Chances
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Offering hope to broken people

Date:February 1, 2013
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Floyd Johnson
Location:Upstate NY
Age:55-65
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Max Lucado has taken Grace one step further - rather than merely discuss it Biblical and theological, Second Chances illustrate grace through stories - some from scripture, some from life, and some from the heart.
Each story demonstrates how love accepts us as we are today - with our brokenness, with our scars, and our failings, God accepts us back into His family with open arms. Will you be coming home?
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This review is based on a free electronic copy of this book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
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