Item description for 3:16: The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado...
Overview Offers a word-by-word study of one of the best known passages in the Bible, grounding the verse in the greater context of who Jesus was.
If 9/11 are the numbers of terror and despair, then 3:16 are the numbers of hope. Best-selling author Max Lucado leads readers through a word-by-word study of John 3:16, the passage that he calls the "Hope Diamond" of Scripture.
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3:16 The Numbers of Hope
By Max Lucado
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From Publishers Weekly Lucado (When Christ Comes; Facing Your Giants ) digs deeply into one of the most famous and oft-quoted passages of the Bible-John 3:16. First situating it in its biblical context as part of Jesus's conversation with Nicodemus, Lucado then dissects the 26-word promise phrase by phrase, picking out key theological ideas that provide hope to Christians. What does it mean that God "so loved the world"- What must we do to gain everlasting life- Using his trademark folksy style, Lucado employs great stories and real-life illustrations to drive home points about God's love, justice and determination to save. The chapter on hell (pinging off the phrase "shall not perish") is alone worth the price of admission; it's uncharacteristically hard-hitting for Lucado, with the beloved pastor drawing a line in the sand for evangelicals who might be tempted to believe in universal salvation or who imagine hell as a mere metaphor. That chapter, in fact, could and should be further developed in a book of its own. Some of Lucado's points in this book are devastatingly insightful, others only gimmicky or superficial; still, the book is an excellent entry into the popular Texas writer's body of work. It's short, marvelously accessible and followed by a 40-day Bible study on the life of Jesus (excerpted from Lucado's prior books). Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.36" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.92" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 11, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849901936 ISBN13 9780849901935 UPC 023755027498
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More About Max Lucado
Max Lucado (MA, Abilene Christian University) serves as the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and is a best-selling author and speaker. His award-winning books have been translated into more than fifty-four languages and he has been named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times. Max lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Denalyn, and has three daughters and one granddaughter.
David Wenzel received a BFA from Hartford Art School and has been illustrating professionally for nearly thirty years. He is recognized for illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as numerous other children's materials.
Max Lucado currently resides in San Antonio, in the state of Texas.
Max Lucado has published or released items in the following series...
Christian Large Print Originals
Historias Biblicas Ilustradas
Inspiration for Everyday Life
Inspirational Bible Study; Life Lessons with Max Lucado
Reviews - What do customers think about 3:16-The Numbers Of Hope?
3:16 review Apr 6, 2010
I think it is an excellent book. It seems to have been made to go with a CD or DVD, but works well alone.
3:16 A Study for Small Groups is a Workbook Jan 19, 2010
Please be aware that 3:16 A Study of Small Groups is a workbook designed to supplement, not replace, the book itself. The way this is listed here on this site, it appears that it may be a special edition of the book for small groups. It is not; it is a workbook only.
3:16 The Numbers of Hope Jul 30, 2009
Be aware: this book is the "For Teens" edition. No where in the description is this noted. I purchased this copy and received the teen version. When I went back to check, it was on the cover of the picture, but not listed in the title.
God's Love Jul 27, 2009
This was an awesome book that just gives a reminder just how much God loves us. Thank you Jesus!!!
Order Jul 15, 2009
Everything was excellent. Will order again. Karlene Bonnett