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He Chose the Nails: What God Did To Win Your Heart [Paperback]

Max Lucado
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3 Feb 2005
Much has been said about the gift of the cross itself, but what of the other gifts? What of the nails, the crown of thorns? What about the garment taken? What about the garments given? Have you taken the time to open these gifts?

Let's examine them shall we? Let's unwrap these gifts of grace as if - or perhaps, indeed - for the first time. And as you touch them - as you feel the timber of the cross and trace the braid of the crown and finger the point of the spike - pause and listen. Perchance you will hear him whisper: 'I did it just for you'.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Max Lucado; New edition edition (3 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849905702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849905704
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reading a Max Lucado book is as comfortable as having coffee and conversation with a close friend. He Chose the Nails: What God Did to Win Your Heart is signature Lucado: warm, conversational storytelling blended with scripture, humour and vulnerability.

Lucado invites us to understand the symbols surrounding Christ's crucifixion and celebrate the significance of the promises they offer. From the sign in different languages tacked to the cross ("I will speak to you in your language") to the burial clothing ("I can turn your tragedy into triumph") he speaks of each symbol as a "gift of grace" that reveals God's love for mankind.

Lucado takes us to Calvary, and shows us our sins nailed between the hands of Jesus and the cross. "You've made some bad choices in life, haven't you", writes Lucado. "You've chosen the wrong friends, maybe the wrong career, even the wrong spouse. You look back over your life and say, 'If only I could make up for those bad choices.' You can. One good choice for eternity offsets a thousand bad ones on earth. The choice is yours".

Whether he's bantering around phrases like "the hall monitors of holiness" or crafting a deeper expository on the crown of thorns, Lucado neatly balances the task of making his words accessible to a broad audience while delivering a meaty message on God's greatest sacrifice. Pick up this insightful read, and you will be glad you made the choice. --Cindy Crosby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 4 Mar 2004
By K. A. R. Wright VINE VOICE
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Okay - I admit it - I'm a Max Lucado fan BUT not so much as to be overly biased on anything he produces. This book however really brought me to tears at many points during it. Max's superb talent for taking bible stories we've all heard 1000 times before and turning them round to look at them in a whole new light, makes you rethink many views you may have had before. This particular book along with "Six hours one Friday" focuses on the salvation offering of Christ's crucifixion and points out that Jesus had EVERY choice in heaven and earth to not undergo death at that time, in that manner or for any reason given his divinity. But He CHOSE to - and Max writes much about the reasons behind that choice. Enough to bring the hardest unbeliever to a point of rethinking their attitude about the whole event perhaps. Also, certainly, one to read if you are a Christian and your faith is perhaps waning somewhat and you want to rediscover what it was about Jesus that ever made you want to know Him in the first place.
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5.0 out of 5 stars That I May Know Him - Read It, Read It, Read IT! 7 July 2003
If you want to draw closer to Jesus and understand what Paul was speaking about when he spoke about the fellowship of His sufferings then this is the book for you.
As I read each chapter of this book I had a new appreciation for every aspect of Christ's passion. Max has a way of turning over the smallest stones to reveal the greatest diamonds hidden underneath.
Read it and discover why Jesus chose the nails.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teaching drawn from the crucifixion of Christ 3 Jan 2001
By elliot
Ok so I am a Max Lucado fan, but here is another great book by Max Lucado. Each chapter takes a different theme about the crucifixion of Jesus. Perhaps the main theme is that a dying man would not write his final message accidentally. Max draws out intimate and personal teaching from all that surrounded the cross- for example the sign that was hung above Jesus was written in 3 languages, the lesson that is drawn from that is that God speaks your language and will go to any length to speak to you to show you of his love.
My only regret about this book was that I read it too quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 4 May 2009
Just to say that this book arrived quickly in very good condition. I have read it and couldnt put it down, but i know i may of read too quickly so will definatly read again. Very good book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Lost. 10 Dec 2003
By A Customer
Do you know someone that doesn't know Jesus? Sure you do. We all know someone who is lost. This book by Max is a great soul winner. It explains the price Jesus paid for all man kind. This book goes into detail of the price Jesus had to endure before and on the cross. A MUST READ BY EVERY BELIEVER TOO!! Another book I would like to recommend is A Servant's Heart: Finding Your Spiritual Father, by Jason Powers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He chose the nails 25 Feb 2009
Book arrived exactly as described, this is a book well worth reading. Seller excellent to deal with
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Read! 3 Nov 2003
A really interesting and thought-provoking read - particularly good for new Christians. Max explains the many gifts relating to the cross and links them to Old & New Testament Scripture. "He knew the source of those sins was you, and as he couldn't bear the thought of eternity without you, he chose the nails...and as the hands of Jesus opened for the nail, the door of heaven opened for you."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging 13 Mar 2014
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Max Lucado is one of my favourite authors who never fails to challenge and inspire in fresh ways ~ this book has inspired me to meditate and spend more time with God.
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Published 9 days ago by FIONA WILLIAMS
5.0 out of 5 stars Never disappointed
I'm never disappointed when I read one of Max's books. I always learn something I didn't know, or maybe knew but never saw it in that light before. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars He Chose the Nails
Love the books written by Max Lucado. This one is very special. Highly recommended. Read it all the way through, or, slowly and think on it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He Did It Just For Me
He choose the nails, just for me. A true definition of what God's love is and means. JUST FOR ME
Published 3 months ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting and informative yet stunningly simple
A truly magnificent book! Full of a deep simplicity that you cannot but help to be uplifted, encouraged and brought closer to the Easter story. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Philip Northwood
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Really makes you think of all that God has done for us. I'd recommend it to all Christians and to anyone who wonders whether God does exist
Published 18 months ago by Mr. C. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This is an amazing book that does make you linger on the hill of Calvary. It puts a taste of cheap wine in your mouth and allows you to feel the scrape of a thorn on your brow. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars A great easy read
He chose the nails is a book by Max lucado all about the cross. It is all about how Jesus showed his love for us by coming to the cross to die in our place. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Peter Mcmurray
4.0 out of 5 stars Why did He Chose The Nails?
One can only try to imagine how Mary-the mother of Jesus- would have felt as well?
She's had to daily bear the heavy burden, knowing fully well that her Son the Messiah, would... Read more
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