I did feel somewhat awkward at times... would the early church fathers agree with this? But when I keep in mind that this is one man's take on the verse, I was able to read and enjoy. This book is a focus on the verse of John 3:16... For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Max Lucado brings a warmth and humor to his writing that makes reading his writing a pleasure.
Now, as an Orthodox Christian, I'll review it this way... With Jesus as the cornerstone, the teachings of the early church fathers would be the structure of the building. To this, Max Lucado would be the paint. He definitely has earned his place among Christian writers and what he gives to me through his writing is fun, energy, and a joy in the teachings of Christ. However, if I ONLY read Max Lucado then I would be stunting my growth. I need the "meat" of the early church fathers but it's good to have "the sauteed mushrooms" (Max Lucado) to enjoy also.
In love and recovery,