Book Review of “Let the Journey Begin” by Max Lucado



Book Description

Powerful, life-changing messages for a vital time in life.

Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? Let the Journey Begin repack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from bestselling and trusted author Max Lucado for students about to embark on new steps in their life journey. Graduates will be reassured that they are not alone-God is with them every step of their way.

This bestselling book will include thirty-two additional pages of new content, all consisting of excerpts, quotes, and scripture as well as an updated interior design to appeal to a new generation of graduates. Included are pages for personal goals, favorite verses of scripture, and prayers.

Book Review

One of the biggest milestones in the life of a teenager or young adult is graduation. Here, they are thrust into the world trying to find their identity in a time of darkness, confusion, and uncertainty. This is where Max Lucado’s Let the Journey Begin comes in. It is a relatively small book which allows for easy transport and placing into a purse or the glovebox of car for example to call on time and time again.

What makes this book especially great is where it gets its content. The book draws from many of Lucado’s books and devotionals as he has carefully and masterfully navigated scripture over the vast many years he has been writing. The intent is to fill the reader with a hunger for not only success in life, but hunger for a life that is spiritually nourishing in line with the Holy Spirit and Christ as companions for the journey.

I would recommend this book as a graduation gift that replaces the cheesy ones that are so often given out. This is a newer edition of an older book, but that means it is updated to reflect the changes in society since the original publishing. That makes it worth getting as it stays on top of the current culture happenings.

On the whole, this book gets four out of five stars from me. It does include quite a few additions from the prior publishing, but since it is largely a book of quotes, it was mundane to read the same quotes from the first publishing. For those who have not read the first book, this will not be an issue. For those who have, it should not completely deter them from purchasing it.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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My name is Charlie Tinsley and I blog about The Bible. I post theology and have leaned towards an emphasis on domestic violence and forgiveness. I serve as Ambassador for the state of Virginia in the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. I hold a Masters of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Bachelors Degree in Science in Religion Summa Cum Laude with a Biblical Studies Minor from Liberty University. I have studied in the two “major fields” of theological thought. I am married and have been for several years and I currently reside in Virginia.

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