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Max Lucado (born January 11, 1955) is a best-selling Christian author and minister of writing and preaching at Oak Hills Church (formerly the Oak Hills Church of Christ) in San Antonio, Texas. Lucado has written more than 50 books with 28 million copies in print, including three recipients of the Charles "Kip" Jordon Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year (Just Like Jesus, In the Grip of Grace, and When God Whispers Your Name)[1], and has appeared regularly on several bestseller lists.[2] After serving as the pulpit minister for 20 years, Lucado announced in early 2007 that he was stepping down due to health concerns related to atrial fibrillation.[3] Lucado has since assumed the ministry role of writing and preaching at Oak Hills. He co-pastors the church with one of Willow Creek's former teaching pastors, Randy Frazee.

Lucado was named "America's Pastor" by Christianity Today magazine and in 2005 was named by Reader's Digest as "The Best Preacher in America."[4] He has been featured on The Fox News Channel, NBC Nightly News, Larry King Live, and USA Today. His books are regularly on the New York Times Best Seller List. He has been featured speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast.



Lucado was born on January 11, 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, the youngest of four children to Jack and Thelma Lucado. He was raised in Andrews, Texas. His father was an oil field worker, while his mother served as a nurse.

Lucado attended Abilene Christian University. Initially he had set himself to become a lawyer, but has said that a required Bible course at the university and a mission trip made him change his mind, deciding instead to become a missionary. However, this required that Lucado get a graduate degree in Bible and have at least two years experience ministering to a church.[5]

After graduation Lucado moved to Miami, Florida, to minister to a church. His responsibilities were to minister to a singles' group and write a column for the church's newsletter. Later these short columns were compiled to form his first book, On the Anvil. After two years in Miami, the newly wed Lucado and his wife, Denalyn, moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to become full-time missionaries.

In 1987, Lucado's father died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease.) After five years in Brazil, he brought his family back to the United States to be closer to his mother. In 1988 he was hired as minister to the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio; the congregation has been known simply as Oak Hills Church since 2003.[3]

Selected bibliography

  • 1983 On the Anvil (Shaped by God)
  • 1986 No Wonder They Call Him the Savior
  • 1987 God Came Near
  • 1989 Six Hours One Friday[6]
  • 1990 The Applause of Heaven
  • 1991 In the Eye of the Storm[7]
  • 1992 Just In Case You Ever Wonder[8]
  • 1992 And the Angels Were Silent
  • 1993 He Still Moves Stones
  • 1993 Tell Me the Secrets[9]
  • 1994 The Crippled Lamb[10]
  • 1994 When God Whispers Your Name
  • 1994 The Final Week of Jesus
  • 1995 A Gentle Thunder
  • 1995 The Inspirational Study Bible
  • 1996 In the Grip of Grace[11]
  • 1996 The Glory of Christmas
  • 1996 God's Inspirational Promise Book
  • 1996 Walking with the Savior
  • 1996-1998 - Life Lessons Bible Study Guides
  • 1997 The Great House of God
  • 1997 You Are Special
  • 1997 Cosmic Christmas (An Angel's Story)
  • 1998 The Cross
  • 1998 The Heart of Christmas
  • 1998 Just Like Jesus
  • 1998 The Christmas Cross
  • 1998 Let the Journey Begin
  • 1999 When Christ Comes
  • 1999 The Gift for All People
  • 1999 Opening Windows
  • 1999 Because I Love You[12]
  • 1999-2000 Topical Bible Study Series
  • 2000 He Chose the Nails[13]
  • 2000 Grace for the Moment
  • 2000 In the Footsteps of Jesus
  • 2000 He Did This Just For You
  • 2001 Traveling Light[14]
  • 2001 America Looks Up
  • 2001 One Incredible Moment
  • 2001 Safe in the Shepherd's Arms
  • 2002 Just For You
  • 2002 A Love Worth Giving
  • 2002 Traveling Light for Mothers
  • 2002 Just Like Jesus (Devotional)
  • 2002 A Heart Like Jesus
  • 2002 What the Cross Means to Me
  • 2003 Next Door Savior[15]
  • 2003 Experiencing the Heart of Jesus[16]
  • 2003 God Thinks You're Wonderful
  • 2003 Hermie, A Common Caterpillar ISBN 1400301262[17]
  • 2004 It's Not About Me[18]
  • 2004 Come Thirsty
  • 2004 Everyday Blessings
  • 2005 Cure for the Common Life
  • 2005 Turn
  • 2005 God’s Mirror
  • 2006 God’s Promises For You (Updated Edition)
  • 2006 Your Special Gift
  • 2006 Grace For The Moment II
  • 2006 Facing Your Giants
  • 2007 Every Day Deserves a Chance: Wake Up to the Gift of 24 Hours
  • 2007 3:16: The Numbers of Hope
  • 2008 Cast Of Characters
  • 2009 Fearless




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  1. ^ Christian Book of the Year Past Winners
  2. ^ CBD Profile - Max Lucado "Lucado set a record by concurrently placing seven different Word titles on the CBA hardcover bestseller list in March and April of 1997. In 1994, Lucado became the only author to have 11 of his 12 books in print simultaneously appear on paperback, hardcover and children’s CBA bestseller lists. A Max Lucado title has appeared on the CBA hardcover bestseller list every month for the last seven years."
  3. ^ a b "Lucado stepping down for health reasons," Christian Chronicle, May 2007, p. 8
  4. ^ Tiffany Taylor"'Reader's Digest' honors alumnus: Max Lucado named Best Preacher in America in magazine," The Optimist (Abilene Christian University), April 29, 2005
  5. ^ Official press bio (accessed 01/29/08)
  6. ^ 1990 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  7. ^ 1992 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  8. ^ 1993 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Preschool Children
  9. ^ 1994 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Gift Book/Poetry
  10. ^ 1995 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Gift Book/Poetry
  11. ^ 1997 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  12. ^ 2000 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Elementary Children
  13. ^ 2001 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  14. ^ 2002 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Christian Living
  15. ^ 2004 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  16. ^ 2004 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Bible Study
  17. ^ Christian
  18. ^ 2005 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  19. ^ Idol Chatter, 13 Feb 2007
  20. ^ IMDb
  21. ^ NY Times Movies section
  22. ^

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From Wikiquote

Max Lucado (born 1955) is a best-selling Christian author and a well-known minister.



In the Eye of the Storm (1991)

  • Once there was an old man who lived in a tiny village. Although poor, he was envied by all, for he owned a beautiful white horse. Even the king coveted his treasure. A horse like this had never been seen before — such was its splendor, its majesty, its strength.
  • All I know is that the stable is empty, and the horse is gone. The rest I don’t know. Whether it be a curse or a blessing, I can’t say. All we can see is a fragment. Who can say what will come next?
    • "The Old Man and the White Horse"

Cure for the Common Life: Living In Your Sweet Spot (2005)

  • You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be.
    • pg.18

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