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  - Maggie Boyd - Goodreads

This is easy to read and enjoyable. It's got a very positive vibe and has some charming anecdotes. However, I'm not sure that gives the subject matter of the book the gravity it deserves. It's a nice ... Read full review

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User Review  - Randy Grossman - Goodreads

Brother Lucado has a very POSITIVE outlook style of preaching/writing. I think he made several good points about one's (my) relationship with God. He reinforced several times that God WANTS us to be ... 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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Max Lucado (born January 11, 1955) is a best-selling Christian author, and Minister. He was educated at Abilene Christian University. Lucado 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 almost 100 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. He made this bestseller list again in 2015 with his title Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe.