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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A Very Simple Look at the Beatitudes
The Applause of Heaven was written in 1990 and was one of the first books Max Lucado wrote. I received the book several years ago and finished it in no time. The 200 pages are divided into 18 chapters focused on the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5. Each chapter starts with a picture representing in some way the theme or message of the chapter. A publisher's preface and a foreword by Calvin Miller are found at the start of the book while some notes and a 22-page study guide are found in the back of the book. Additionally, a list of some of the inspirational books written by Pastor Lucado is provided in the back of the book. Although Max Lucado's books are regularly on the New York Times Best Seller List, I thought The Applause of Heaven was just a fair read. Like Lucado's Cast of Characters (2008), I think The Applause of Heaven does not have a great deal of depth. I have enjoyed reading to my daughters some of the children's books that Lucado has written. The Crippled Lamb and You Are Special are two Lucado books that I can recommend.
The Applause of Heaven is just that. A well written book of great story telling and testimonies... a thrusting for the blood of a mother's cut to quench! her dauthers thrust was a great chapter in this book.'' APPLAUSE ''