On the Anvil

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1994 - Religion - 163 pages
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The craftsman uses various instruments in shaping his tools - hammers, forges, anvils. Some of the tools now lie on a junk pile, broken, outdated, dull, rusty. There, heaped in a cob-webbed corner, they have become useless, never fulfilling the purposes for which they were created. Other tools are still on the anvil, being melted down, molten hot, malleable, changeable. They wait on the anvil, being shaped by the craftsman's hammer, becoming in the sometimes painful process what they were meant to be. They become tools of usefulness: sharpened, primed, defined, mobile. They lie ready in the craftman's toolchest, available to their master, ready to fulfill their calling. We are all somewhere there in the craftman's shop.
 

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User Review  - Rebecca Trheadgill - Christianbook.com

I received this as a graduate and it was a perfect gift. When as a graduate I had questions on what to do next, where will God lead me, does he truly have a plan? This book covered so many things on being shaped by our creator and encouraged me greatly. Read full review

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Max Lucado has such a wonderful way with words. As he says in his foreward these are pieces were composed when he was an associate pastor. His symbolism is quite unique to me and very well thought ... Read full review

Contents

Che pie of Broken Cools 1 The Pile of Broken Tools
3
Am Very Weary
5
Now Dont Get Carried Away
9
Sour Grapes
11
Billie Resigns
13
For the Love of a Stranger and the Lack of a Name
15
Mercy Not Sacrifice
21
Who Is Righteous?
23
Putting Your Beliefs Where Your Heart Is
85
Someday
87
God Dont You Care?
91
The Blunted Ax
93
Valentines Day 1965
95
Open Manholes and Sudden Sin
97
Whos in Charge Here?
103
PART THREE 3n Instrument for Boble purposes
105

Hope for Leo?
25
Judas the Man Who Never Knew
27
The Hope That Went Ignored
29
Eyes That Never See Ears That Never Hear
31
New Wine Is for Fresh Skins
37
PART
39
On the Anvil
41
Anvil Time
45
Footprints of Satan
49
ThumpThud ThumpThud
51
Who Pushes Your Swing?
55
JuanLunch
59
Life from the Press Box
63
The Value of a Relationship
67
No More Curtain
73
Have You Seen Jesus?
75
A Good Heart But
77
The Hiker
79
The Day My Plate Was Broken
83
An Instrument for Noble Purposes
107
Today I Will Make a Difference
109
The Tested Tunnel
111
The Movement That Was Doomed to Fail
115
Communication Is More than Words
119
Nonnegotiable Love
125
Mistake or Mission?
129
The Poison Tongue
133
The Day of the Question The Question
135
Five Votes of Confidence
141
The Wedding Prayer
143
Sarah
145
The Sonar Fish Finder
147
Triumphant Forever
153
The Makings of a Movement
157
CONCLUSION Emerging from the anoil
159
Off the Anvil
161
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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 and again with Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now. His latest book is Because of Bethlehem Christmas Coloring Book: Love is born. Hope is here. Anxious for Nothing, published in September 2017, has become a Publishers Weekly bestseller .

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