Max Lucado este unul dintre cei mai renumiti autori de literatura motivationala. A scris aproximativ 100 de carti, publicate in peste 80 de milioane de exemplare, cele mai multe bestselleruri.
Revista Christianity Today l‑a numit „Pastorul Americii“, iar Reader’s Digest l-a prezentat drept „Cel mai bun predicator din America“.
Max Lucado este pastor al Oak Hills Church din San Antonio, Texas, si participa ca invitat la diverse emisiuni televizate.
Max Lucado si sotia lui,
Denalyn, au trei fete, doua dintre ele sunt implicate in activitati cu
caracter cultural-crestin, iar una in activitatea editoriala.
In just under two decades of writing, Max Lucado has accomplished
more than most writers hope for in a lifetime. Most of his books have
appeared on one or more best seller lists, including those published by
the "New York Times," "USA Today," "Publishers Weekly," and the
Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). Aside from hardcover books,
Lucado's writings have also been published as children's books, videos,
CD-ROMs, DVDs, music CDs, mass paperback booklets, apparel, giftware,
bookmarks, calendars, study Bibles, workbooks, curricula, and plush
products. In spring 2003, Hallmark/Dayspring Cards launched a new gift
card line featuring excerpts from Lucado's writings--and has already
sold more than one million cards.
All this success has drawn more than a little attention to a previously low-profile Texas author and minister. Lucado has been featured in a wide range of media, including "USA Today," "Larry King Live," and "NBC Nightly News." He has spoken at the National Prayer Breakfast before the President of the United States. He has traveled with internationally renowned musicians as a special speaker on their music tours, such as the highly successful "Come Together & Worship Tour" (sponsored by Chevrolet) with Grammy Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Third Day.
Journey to the Top
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. "It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind--because my dad was," he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.
Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents' values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn't long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.
Secret to Success
From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success--more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career.