Ron’s “Cast of Characters” Review
Max Lucado’s book Cast of Character is an interesting take on many of the most talked about people in the Bible. He puts into his own words the personas of each individual as well as their unique struggles and conquests over life diversities. Through it all God comes through for them and provides in ways that were not always considered. In short, in Faith they were willing to walk through fear and into Promise.
I liked the premise of this book and found it to be somewhat entertaining. As always, Lucado’s unique voice is apparent from chapter to chapter. He enlightens us about the lives and personalities of the disciple’s and apostles as well as a multitude of other players throughout scripture. Max does well to paint the reader a picture of the human side of each and every one of them by portraying them as closely as he could to those of this age.
As far as great reads I would have to say he misses the mark. I found it very difficult to get through the book and found it very easy to put down. There was nothing that grabbed me and caused me to yearn to read more. It was a book that I chose to read between books.
Cast of Characters may be a better book for a biblical novice who is just opening their eyes and hearts. It would be a great tool to help a new reader grasp the implications of modern struggle by exhibiting the similarities and exhibit the realism of them in a light of modern days. Readers will find themselves and those they know in the characters discussed in this book making the biblical stories easier to relate to.
Again, it is not that this is not a good book. It just was not the right book for me.