Lucado almost gets it right
Scandalous Sanity | Texas | 10/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"God Came Near is Max Lucado's exposition on the "absurdity" of God becoming a human being and coming to live among his people. The title, cover copy, and topic will make you think this is a Christmas apologetic, but it isn't. This is Lucado's musings on his wonder of God lowering himself to be a human being.
The book lacks a central theme, but with Lucado this is refreshing. It is more like a compilation of essays that revolve around the incarnation of Christ. Lucado's prose is poetic, though sometimes redundant. But overall this book is a good read.
Lucado never gets too deep, but if you are looking for a title of his that comes close, this is it. The main reason is that he doesn't try to resolve the incredulous nature of his topic. He just presents plenty of aspects of its beauty. I don't normally recommend Max Lucado, but if you're going to read one of his books, read this one."