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Publication Order of Max Lucado's Wemmicks Books

You Are Special (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Are Mine (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If Only I Had a Green Nose (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of All (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Your Special Gift (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buginnings Books

Colors (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Numbers (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shapes (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
ABCs (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Just in Case You Ever Wonder (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crippled Lamb (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because I Love You (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oak Inside the Acorn (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Bedtime Prayers for Little Ones (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Life Lessons Books

Life Lessons from Romans (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Book Of 1 Corinthians (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books of Ezra & Nehemiah (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Thirst For God (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Glimpse Of Glory (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Waiting For Christ's Return (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
1, 2, 3 John and Jude (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from Philippians (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from Galatians (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from Colossians and Philemon (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from James (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from Hebrews (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from Revelation (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from Daniel and Esther (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Lessons from Ezra and Nehemiah (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Christ in Easter (With: Charles W. Colson,Billy Graham,Cheryl Stine) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traveling Light Deluxe Edition: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Women of the Bible: One by One They Changed the World (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Less Fret, More Faith: An 11-Week Action Plan to Overcome Anxiety (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Will Help You (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Max Lucado Inspirational/Faith Books

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Anvil (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Came Near (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Applause of Heaven (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Eye of the Storm (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Still Moves Stones (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronicles of the Cross (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And the Angels Were Silent (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell Me the Story (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell Me the Secrets (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of the King (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Week of Jesus (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When God Whispers Your Name (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of Wonder (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gentle Thunder (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inspirational Study Bible (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Word With Max Lucado (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Song of the King (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greatest Moments in the Life of Christ (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alabaster's Song (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas by the Hearth (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Inspirational Promises (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Grip of Grace (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gospel of John (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking with the Savior (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great House of God (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cosmic Christmas (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cross (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jacob's Gift (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Child (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Like Jesus (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Cross (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just the Way You Are (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gift for All People (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Touch of the Masters Hand (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Opening Windows (With: Joni Eareckson Tada) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Christ Comes (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Stories for the Heart (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearless (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next Door Savior (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucado 3 in 1 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Love Worth Giving (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All You Ever Need (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Small Gifts in God's Hands - Super Saver (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Chose the Nails (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safe in the Shepherd's Arms (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace for the Moment (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Footsteps of Jesus (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With You All the Way (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joy in the Morning (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traveling Light (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Incredible Moment (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
America Looks Up (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Like Jesus for Tweens (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Did This Just for You New Testament (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Chose You (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just for You (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Cross Means to Me (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traveling Light for Mothers (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lucado LifeWorks Library (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Angel's Story (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shaped by God (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Love Worth Giving To You at Christmas (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hermie (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock, Roll and Run (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stuck in a Stinky Den (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caterpillars of Ha-Ha (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Thinks You're Wonderful (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Like Jesus Devotional (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Heart Like Jesus (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Experiencing the Heart of Jesus (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Not about Me (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Max Lucado (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hermie and the Big Bully Croaker (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bug Collection (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resurrection Morning (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hermie and Wormie in the Flood of Lies (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyday Blessings (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Thirsty (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flo the Lyin' Fly (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Next Door Savior Participant's Guide (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give It All to Him (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Its Not about Me Journal (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hat for Ivan (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Webster, the Scaredy Spider (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Punchinello (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends Bible (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 12 Bugs of Christmas (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come and Drink Daily Devotional (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jesus (With: John F. MacArthur Jr.) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cure for the Common Life (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mocha with Max (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mornings with Max Lucado (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Mirror (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Race of Fear (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Straight Path (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way Home (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Beginning (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear God . . . (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Facing Your Giants (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Candle (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace for the Moment Volume II (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
YOU! God's Brand New Idea (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Promises for You (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For These Tough Times (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming Home (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Day Deserves a Chance (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max Lucado (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books of Colossians & Philemon (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Strength for Your Struggles (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope Pure and Simple (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dealing with Difficult People (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gaining A New Attitude On Life (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Growing the Marriage of Your Dreams (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Becoming Money Smart (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Max Lucado Children's Treasury (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emmanuel (By: Charles R. Swindoll) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Great Big Love For Me (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Incredible Savior (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tallest of Smalls (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear Not Promise Book (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fearless Small Group Discussion Guide (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Experiencing the Words of Jesus (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Name is Jesus (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jesus, the Light of the World (With: Billy Graham) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlive Your Life (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlive Your Life - Workbook (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Hand, Two Hands (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Live to Make a Difference (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlive Your Life Participant's Guide (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max Lucado Essential Bible Study Library (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Messiah, Come and Behold Him (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Is Love (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max on Life (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Live Loved (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Max on Life Participant's Guide (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Stories (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God's Story, Your Story (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celebrating Christmas with Jesus (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thank You, God, for Loving MeThank You, God, for Loving Me (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thank You, God, For Blessing Me (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lucado Inspirational Reader (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Every Day Count - Teen Edition (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Itsy Bitsy Christmas (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace -More than we deserve, greater than we imagine (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cast of Characters (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Listens When I Pray (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Grace (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Forgives Me, and I Forgive You (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shaped by Grace (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace Happens Here (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do You Know I Love You, God? (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Calvary's Hill: 40 Readings for the Easter Season (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Easter Story for God's Children (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Heaven's Door (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Chances (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy and the Ocean (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You'll Get Through This (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Will Use This for Good (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Will Carry You Through (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One God, One Plan, One Life (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pocket Prayers (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Is God Good? (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dad Time (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Amen Study Guide (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Amen (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Amen Prayer Journal (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Story for Children (By: Randy Frazee) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Hours One Friday (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let the Journey Begin (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory Days Study Guide (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Fights for You (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Is With You Every Day (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because of Bethlehem (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More to Your Story (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anxious for Nothing (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Is This Jesus? (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Glory Days (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worship (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'm Not a Scaredy Cat (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trade Your Cares for Calm (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unshakable Hope (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Praying the Promises (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Ultimate Hope (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unshakable Hope Study Guide (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unshakable Hope Promise Book (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Always Keeps His Promises (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Happiness Happens Study Guide (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Happiness Happens (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Today (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Because of Bethlehem - with in the Manger (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Are Never Alone (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Walked with God: 40 Bible Characters Who Inspire Us (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Help Is Here: Facing Life's Challenges with the Power of the Spirit (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unshakable Hope Devotional (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Footsteps of the Savior (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Gets Us (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Never Gives Up on You: What Jacob's Story Teaches Us About Grace, Mercy, and God's Relentless Love (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Opening Windows(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Reason for Hope in a Time of Tragedy(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heart of a Father: True Stories of Inspiration and Encouragement(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passion with a Purpose(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessings Of The Cross(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
5 Minutes a Day(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Max Lucado was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 11, 1955 and was the youngest of four kids to Thelma and Jack Lucado. He grew up in Andrews, Texas and his childhood was both simple and idyllic. His dad worked in an oil field, as his mom served as a nurse.

During his childhood, he was chased or was chasing Dee, his beloved brother. Once he was a teen, his rebellion began. Max started wondering if there was more to life than chasing girls and parties after a specific drunken night. He believes now if Jesus had not changed his heart around, alcoholism would have been a part of his future.

He went to Abilene Christian University and got an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication. During his time as a student at Abilene, he worked to pay his way through college by going door-to-door with the Southwestern Advantage entrepreneurial program.

At first, his goal was to become a lawyer, but a mission trip and a required Bible course at the school made him change his mind and he decided instead to become a missionary. This required him to have at least two years experience ministering at a church and get a graduate degree in Biblical and Bible Studies. He would later get a master’s in this field.

Upon graduating, he became an associate minister in Miami Florida at Central Church of Christ. Responsibilities when he started included penning a column for the church’s newsletter and overseeing one of the singles’ groups. He spent two years in Miami before he moved he and his new bride, named Denalyn Lucado to Brazil in order to become full-time missionaries. His father died in the year 1987 from Lou Gehrig’s disease, and after the couple had spent five years in Brazil, he moved his family back to the states so that he would be closer to his mom.

He is a writer and author, and he says that he pens books for people who do not read books. Max’s books have still sold one hundred million copies over 54 languages worldwide. He is also a preacher at Oak Hills Church, formerly the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas.

He has won the Charles “Kip” Jordon Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year award for “When God Whispers Your Name”, “Just Like Jesus”, and “In the Grip of Grace”. His work appears regularly on bestseller lists, including the New York Times Bestseller List.

His first book, called “On the Anvil” was released in the year 1985, and has been sharing the promises of God in articles, media interviews, sermons, and books.

“You Are Speical” is the first novel in the “Wemmicksville” series and was released in the year 1997. Max was interested in helping kids understand their own value, from God’s perspective rather than his own. Wemmicksville is a land that was created by the “God” figure of the story, called Eli. He creates each Wemmick in this town special, each one with its own personality and look.

Each video and story is a brand new adventure with the people of Wemmicksville. The central character is Punchinello, and he is joined by his friends Chip, Lucia, and Splint. Punchinello strays from Eli and he begins to start having problems. Only when Punchinello sticks close to Eli does he really see how he should walk through life in Wemmicksville.

Eli helps Punchinello understand just how special he is, no matter what the other Wemmicks might think. Kids will learn an important lesson, it doesn’t matter how the world views them, God really loves them like they are.

This book does a great job of teaching lessons, and making readers realize they are special and not to judge anybody else. Some have read the book many times, and cry each and every time.

“You Are Mine” is the second novel in the “Wemmicksville” series and was released in the year 2001. Finally, all of Wemmicksville are saying Punchinello is a good Wemmick. This is something he has always wanted to hear. In his efforts to please the crowd, he forgets what Eli has taught him. When others begin collecting balls and boxes, Punchinello decides that he wants to have some as well.

They make him feel very good, until he remembers how his arms hurt from holding all of them. Until he remembers just how tired he is from working to buy more of them. He gets into Eli’s workshop and gets reminded of how much he has given up to have all of those balls and boxes.

Once more at Eli’s knee, Punchinello hears the words that he needs most, that he is special because he is Eli’s not due to things he has.

“If Only I Had a Green Nose” is the third novel in the “Wemmicksville” series and was released in the year 2002. A green nose. Why that’s preposterous, Punchinello thought. It would do nothing to make him stronger, faster, or any smarter. It would just make him greener, not to mention the fact that he would look even more like the rest of the Wemmicks. Why would he ever want that when he certainly already knows that Eli made them all different for a reason?

When Punchinello quits visiting Eli on a regular basis, he doesn’t think a painted nose is so foolish any longer. Now more than ever, Punchinello needs his maker to say that he will always help Punchinello be who he was made to be. Like Punchinello, we all would like to fit in. Just to be accepted by the rest of the crowd. At times, that could mean we either have to act and look like the others, or risk rejection.

Punchinello’s hard earned lesson teaches the reader how important to be exactly who we were made to be, and why that even matters. The book helps you remember two things: there is one that is always going to help you be just you and you were made to be unique for a good reason.

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2 Responses to “Max Lucado”

  1. Renee Rose: 2 years ago

    Hello, I am a widow that’s trying to fill my husband dream. He wanted a copy of every book Max Lucado wrote. He died of COVID 12/12/2020. At that time he had 110 adult books and 15 children books.
    I would like an updated list. Not sure what I’m missing.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Renee – our list should be up to date


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