Great Day Every Day: Navigating Life's Challenges with Promise & Purpose - Book Review

Being thankful in everything is more than seeing the cup as half full instead of half empty. Thinking on whatever is true, noble, right, and pure is more than having a silver-lining attitude.   In Max Lucado’s book Great Day Every Day, he encourages us to see that this is the day that the Lord has made, even if you are waking another day in the same prison cell or war zone or whether the cemetery dirt is still fresh or the pink slip is still folded in your pocket. 
We can see as God wants us to see, to see heaven’s hand in the midst of every day – divorce days, final exam days, surgery days, tax days – and in the lines – deadlines, long lines, receding hairlines, luggage-losing airlines, nauseating pickup lines, wrinkle lines, unemployment lines, bottom lines.  Through personal illustrations, Max Lucado shows how to make each day better than bearable, to rejoice in it and be glad, no matter what.  Max Lucado has the gift of addressing hard life issues and circumstances in a light-hearted manner that inspires. 
I read this book while lying on the beaches of Mexico on my spring break vacation and found it to be entertaining, light, yet thought-provoking.  I returned determined to let God change my thinking in this area, to “snatch each day from the manacles of boredom”. I even dare say it is life-changing if I can hang onto and live out the truths he illustrates about rejoicing in every day and finding joy in getting over yourself (i.e. self-denial).  At the back of the book, the 30 days of one-page devotions that bring out the themes in this book will help me put it into practice.  I give this book 5 of 5 stars and highly recommend this book to everyone!
BookSneeze® provided me a complimentary copy of this book.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. You already know that I believe the cup is always full. Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

    Sounds like a very good book!

    1. Oh yes, I remember that post! Very good - The glass is always full. :)

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