Item description for On the Anvil: Being Shaped Into God's Image by Max Lucado & Mike Kellogg...
Overview The craftsman uses various instruments-hammers, forges, anvils-to shape his tools. Some of his work now lies on a junk pile, broken, outdated, dull, rusty. There, heaped in a cobwebbed 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, 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. These become tools of usefulness; sharpened, primed, defined, mobile. They lie ready in the craftsman's tool chest, available to their master, ready to fulfill their calling. As Max Lucado draws these parallels we realize we are all there, somewhere in the Craftsman's shop.
Publishers Description We are all somewhere in the blacksmith's shop. We are either on the scrap pile, in the Master's hands on the anvil, or in the tool chest. Some of us have been in all three. In this classic collection of inspirational readings, best-selling author Max Lucado takes us on a tour of the blacksmith's shop--examining every tool and looking in every corner, from the shelves to the workbench, from the water to the fire . . . For those who make the journey--who leave the heap, enter the fire, and dare to be pounded on God's anvil--a grand privilege awaits: to be called one of God's chosen instruments. See you in the shop
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 127.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.94" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.98" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2004
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 1589266730 ISBN13 9781589266735
Availability 0 units.
More About Max Lucado & Mike Kellogg
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
Inspirational Bible Study; Life Lessons with Max Lucado
Reviews - What do customers think about On the Anvil: Being Shaped Into God's Image?
Max Lucado's inspiration Feb 23, 2008
I thought this audio book was inspirational and well worth the money!! It makes you think about God's word in a different light and takes you in depth and makes you understand certain things better.
On The Anvil Oct 7, 2007
This is the first book Max Lucado wrote and I believe it to be one of his best! I have purchased just about every book he has written since On The Anvil but this first book really speaks to me. I have probably given away 50+ copies of this book to friends over the last 10 years or so. If you, or someone you know, is having difficulty understanding WHY you must endure tough times in your life then THIS is the book for you! Powerful, short chapters that will enable you to look at your difficulties in a new way!
Many Good Insights, A Few Great Ones Apr 26, 2007
'On The Anvil' is a short, inspirational book with some very good observations. It is composed of many very short chapters. They are really 'bite size' musings. Most are 2-3 pages long.
Although most of it is fairly average, it has some great stories and two really superb chapters. 'The Movement That Was Doomed To Fail', Chapter 37, contains some very insightful, thought provoking remarks about the totally flawed plan (from a human perspective) for the spread of Christianity.
Another really excellent section is chapter 39 about unconditional love. It is one that should be read by everyone in this world of superficial relationships.
These two chapters alone are worth the price of the book. My only disappointment is that the book is so short. I recommend it.
Inspirational blueprint Jan 25, 2002
As usual, Max Lucado has done fellow Christians a service. "On the Anvil" has provided me with an inspirational blueprint for life. I have read and re-read the entire book and specific chapters as a reminder that our lives are worth living when we follow Christ's teachings. Give this book to any friend or family member as a token of your love for them. Amen, Amen, Amen!!
A book about becoming more like God's kind of person Apr 11, 1999
This book is about being more Christ like. You are one of the three categories in this book- in the broken tool pile (unwilling or unusable), on the anvil (have a heart for God no matter what the pain or the consequence), an instrument for noble purposes (being used for God's glory). all through out this book there are poems and Bible verses relating to what the next chapter will talk about. This book has done a great deal to my heart and is definitely worth it's money!