Do you long for a joy that can't be quenched? A calm that can't be broken? A happiness that can't be threatened? There is such a joy, and it is within your reach.
You can't open your Bible without reading about it. You can't live a truly satisfying life without it. It is a sacred delight, a holy gladness. And it's nearer than you think. Jesus describes this sacred delight in the astonishing mountain message we now call the Beatitudes.
Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado explores Jesus' prescription for enduring joy and the ways this familiar but revolutionary pattern of living can bless your life beyond your wildest imagining.
In The Applause of Heaven, you'll discover that God promises a special blessing to:
- the poor in spirit
- those who mourn
- the meek
- those who hunger and thirst
- the merciful
- the pure in heart
- the peacemakers
- the persecuted
As you seek to live out the message of the Sermon on the Mount, you'll find your biggest fan walking alongside you. Imagine your best friend-the King of kings-in your cheering section and the applause of heaven ringing out . . . just for you.
But don't just imagine it. Open your heart to it. Receive the heavenly joy of knowing the God who delights in you.