Just Like Jesus: A Heart Like His by Max Lucado

Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado

Just Like Jesus: A Heart Like His ( by Max Lucado, the popular author of numerous Christian books, presents the dominant thesis that God loves you the way you are but He does not intend to leave you the way you are.  Lucado contends that God wants you to develop a heart like Jesus and He wants to make you just like Jesus.  The author asserts that the central focus of a true Christian’s life is patterning his or her thoughts, words, and actions after Jesus.

I found Lucado’s book to provide a substantive understanding of how God will assist you in becoming what He wants you to be.  At the end of the book, there is a “Study Guide” for each chapter that enables the reader to engage in critical thought about each chapter.  By including this “Study Guide,” the writer evinces his serious desire for the reader to grasp the importance of each chapter’s primary messages.  I agree with Lucado’s overriding thesis that God loves you just the way you are but He does not intend for you to remain the way you are.

Too often religious leaders don’t let people know they have greatness already within them.  When Jesus comes into their lives, He activates the greatness that lies within them.  Lucado’s book is vital reminder to readers that God can use them for His glory as He transforms them into the people He needs them to be.  I found his argument that God longs for total control of humans’ lives to be at the core of what it means to be a Christian and a significant message for postmodern Christians to contemplate and embrace.

I highly recommend you purchase this book today!  The book can be purchased here: http://www.thomasnelson.com/just-like-jesus-5.html and you can read other reviews of this book here: http://www.booksneeze.com/reviews/bybook/9780849947438.  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson to compose this review.

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison


  1. Want to get saved, have Jesus in my heart get rid of addiction porn, have a renewed heart and mind, need prayer.

    1. First, simply say, “Lord, I am sorry for all my sins. Come into my life, come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior. According to my prayer, I am saved, and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me!” After saying this with a sincere heart, you are now saved. The grace of God will now begin to go to work on your addictions. If you are not already attending a good bible-based church, attend one. Make a serious commitment to reading the bible every day. Trust that your new salvation is greater than any addiction, and that God is working in and on you to change everything that is not like Him. I will be praying for you.

    1. Repeat that prayer of salvation that I gave you with a sincere heart, and God will save you. He will begin to do the work necessary to change your mind, heart, and ways. As you mature in Christ, you will be better and better. Trust the grace of God to take care of everything you need in this life.

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