161.A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (9/10/2009)
162.All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (10/2/2009)
163.Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado (10/23/2009)
164.Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
165.The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks (2/2/2010)
166.Fearless by Max Lucado
167.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F.Scott Fitzgerald (3/17/2010)
168.The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (3/23/2010)
169.Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
170.Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado
In Number 163, Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado, Lucado uses the story of David and Goliath, as well as David's later life to show us how we can slay the giants in our own lives whatever they may be.
From Facing Your Giants...
"First thought of the morning, last worry of the night--your Goliath dominates your day and infiltrates your joy."
And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
In Number 166, also by Max Lucado, he talks about how fear sucks the beauty out of life and robs us of our happiness. He reminds us--if we just keep our eyes on Jesus, and trust Him, we have nothing to fear.
Matthew 10:31 KJV
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Number 170 is Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado.
From Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado...
"Six hours on one Friday. Six hours that jut up on the plain of human history like Mount Everest in a desert. Six hours that have been deciphered, dissected, and debated for two thousand years.
What do these six hours signify? They claim to be the door in time through which eternity entered man's darkest caverns. They mark the moments that the Navigator descended into the deepest waters to leave anchor points for his followers.
What does that Friday mean?
For the life blackened with failure, that Friday means forgiveness.
For the heart scarred with futility, that Friday means purpose.
And for the soul looking into this side of the tunnel of death, that Friday means deliverance.
Six hours. One Friday.
What do you do with those six hours on that Friday?"
I want to end this post by sharing one my favorite Bible verses...
John 16:33 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.