The Applause of Heaven

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Sep 1, 2008 - Religion - 219 pages
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It comes from God and it is within your reach ... The applause of heaven.

A joy that can't be quenched? A peace that can't be broken? A happiness that can't be threatened?

There is such a joy. It is a sacred delight, a holy gladness. You can't open your Bible without reading about it. You can't live a truly satisfying life without it. And it's nearer than you think.

Jesus describes that sacred delight in the astonishing mountain message we now call the Beatitudes. And Max Lucado, in this classic exploration of enduring joy, shows you how this familiar but revolutionary prescription for living can bless your life beyond your wildest imagining.

Imagine God doing what gods would do only in your wildest dreams -- wearing diapers, riding donkeys, washing feet, dozing in storms -- dying for you mistakes. Imagine having God as your pinch-hitter, you lawyer, your dad, you biggest fan, and you best friend. Imagine having the King of kings in your cheering section and hearing the applause of heaven ring out ... just for you.

But don't just imagine it. Open your heart to it -- the heavenly joy of knowing the God who delights in you.


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User Review  - James Kim - Goodreads

I first read this book in college. loved it then, still love it now. what's there not to love about the grace and the love of God written in beautiful prose. The Beatitudes comes alive through Lucado's masterful writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Lee Whitney - Goodreads

Lucado is such a writer..I never tire of his always new perspective on the Lord Same message but for everyone else different meanings. WE as Christians reach more this way of biblical porportions. Thanks for reminding me of the applause I yearn to hear from my Christ!! Read full review


1 Sacred Delight
2 His Summit
3 The AZuent Poor
4 The Kingdom of the Absurd
5 The Prison of Pride
6 Touches of Tenderness
7 The Glory in the Ordinary
8 The Bandit of Joy
12 The State of the Heart
13 Nice Palace but No King
14 Seeds of Peace
15 The Greasy Pole of Power
16 The Dungeon of Doubt
17 The Kingdom Worth Dying For
18 The Applause of Heaven

9 A Satisfied Thirst
10 Life in the Pits
11 The Father in the Face of the Enemy
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About the author (2008)

Minister and best-selling Christian author Max Lucado was educated at Abilene Christian University. He has been pastor of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas since 1988. He also hosts UpWords, a fifteen minute radio show that can be heard in thirty states. Lucado has authored over twenty books, three of which were listed as top ten books on the Christian Booksellers Association list. His book, When God Whispers Your Name, was the number one hardcover book for eight months. His book You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times made the New York Times bestseller list in September 2013.