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Publication Order of Buginnings Books

Publication Order of Just in Case Books

Just in Case You Ever Wonder (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just in Case You Ever Feel Alone (With: Eve Tharlet) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Life Lessons Books

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

Publication Order of Max Lucado Inspirational/Faith Books

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Anvil (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Came Near (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Applause of Heaven (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Eye of the Storm (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Still Moves Stones (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chronicles of the Cross (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
And the Angels Were Silent (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tell Me the Story (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just in Case You Ever Wonder (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tell Me the Secrets (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the King (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Week of Jesus (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
When God Whispers Your Name (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Search of Wonder (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gentle Thunder (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Inspirational Study Bible (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Word With Max Lucado (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Song of the King (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greatest Moments in the Life of Christ (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alabaster's Song (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas by the Hearth (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Inspirational Promises (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Grip of Grace (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gospel of John (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking with the Savior (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great House of God (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmic Christmas (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cross (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jacob's Gift (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Child (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Like Jesus (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Cross (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just the Way You Are (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gift for All People (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Touch of the Masters Hand (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Opening Windows (With: Joni Eareckson Tada) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Christ Comes (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Stories for the Heart (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearless (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Next Door Savior (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucado 3 in 1 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Love Worth Giving (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
All You Ever Need (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Gifts in God's Hands - Super Saver (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Chose the Nails (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safe in the Shepherd's Arms (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace for the Moment (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Footsteps of Jesus (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
With You All the Way (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joy in the Morning (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traveling Light (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Incredible Moment (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
America Looks Up (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Like Jesus for Tweens (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Did This Just for You New Testament (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Chose You (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just for You (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
What the Cross Means to Me (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traveling Light for Mothers (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lucado LifeWorks Library (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Angel's Story (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shaped by God (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Love Worth Giving To You at Christmas (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hermie (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rock, Roll and Run (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stuck in a Stinky Den (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caterpillars of Ha-Ha (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Thinks You're Wonderful (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Like Jesus Devotional (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Heart Like Jesus (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Experiencing the Heart of Jesus (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Not about Me (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Max Lucado (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hermie and the Big Bully Croaker (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bug Collection (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resurrection Morning (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hermie and Wormie in the Flood of Lies (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyday Blessings (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Thirsty (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flo the Lyin' Fly (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Next Door Savior Participant's Guide (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Give It All to Him (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Its Not about Me Journal (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hat for Ivan (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Webster, the Scaredy Spider (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Punchinello (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends Bible (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12 Bugs of Christmas (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come and Drink Daily Devotional (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jesus (With: John F. MacArthur Jr.) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cure for the Common Life (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mocha with Max (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mornings with Max Lucado (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Mirror (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Race of Fear (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Straight Path (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way Home (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Beginning (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dear God . . . (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facing Your Giants (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Candle (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace for the Moment Volume II (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
YOU! God's Brand New Idea (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Promises for You (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
For These Tough Times (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming Home (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milo, the Mantis Who Wouldn't Pray (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Day Deserves a Chance (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max Lucado (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books of Colossians & Philemon (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Strength for Your Struggles (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promises of Strength (With: Charles R. Swindoll) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Day Deserves a Chance - Teen Edition: Wake Up and Live! (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hope Pure and Simple (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dealing with Difficult People (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaining A New Attitude On Life (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Growing the Marriage of Your Dreams (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Becoming Money Smart (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Max Lucado Children's Treasury (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Emmanuel (With: Charles R. Swindoll) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Great Big Love For Me (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Incredible Savior (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tallest of Smalls (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Not Promise Book (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fearless Small Group Discussion Guide (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Experiencing the Words of Jesus (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Name is Jesus (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jesus, the Light of the World (With: Billy Graham) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlive Your Life (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlive Your Life - Workbook (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Hand, Two Hands (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Live to Make a Difference (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outlive Your Life Participant's Guide (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Were Made to Make a Difference (With: Jenna Lucado Bishop) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max Lucado Essential Bible Study Library (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Messiah, Come and Behold Him (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Is Love (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max on Life (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Live Loved (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Max on Life Participant's Guide (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Stories (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Story, Your Story (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celebrating Christmas with Jesus (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thank You, God, for Loving MeThank You, God, for Loving Me (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thank You, God, For Blessing Me (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lucado Inspirational Reader (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make Every Day Count - Teen Edition (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Itsy Bitsy Christmas (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace -More than we deserve, greater than we imagine (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cast of Characters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Listens When I Pray (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Grace (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Forgives Me, and I Forgive You (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shaped by Grace (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace Happens Here (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Do You Know I Love You, God? (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Calvary's Hill: 40 Readings for the Easter Season (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Easter Story for God's Children (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Heaven's Door (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Chances (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy and the Ocean (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
You'll Get Through This (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Will Use This for Good (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Will Carry You Through (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
One God, One Plan, One Life (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pocket Prayers (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is God Good? (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dad Time (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before Amen Study Guide (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before Amen (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before Amen Prayer Journal (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Story for Children (By: Randy Frazee) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Hours One Friday (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let the Journey Begin (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glory Days Study Guide (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Fights for You (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Is With You Every Day (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because of Bethlehem (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
More to Your Story (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anxious for Nothing (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Is This Jesus? (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glory Days (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worship (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
I'm Not a Scaredy Cat (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trade Your Cares for Calm (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unshakable Hope (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Praying the Promises (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Ultimate Hope (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unshakable Hope Study Guide (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unshakable Hope Promise Book (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Always Keeps His Promises (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Happiness Happens Study Guide (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Happiness Happens (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Today (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because of Bethlehem - with in the Manger (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Are Never Alone (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
They Walked with God: 40 Bible Characters Who Inspire Us (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Help Is Here: Facing Life's Challenges with the Power of the Spirit (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unshakable Hope Devotional (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Footsteps of the Savior (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Gets Us (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Never Gives Up on You: What Jacob's Story Teaches Us About Grace, Mercy, and God's Relentless Love (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories for Your Soul: Ordinary People. Extraordinary God. (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prayers to Share 100 Pass-along Reminders: You Are Never Alone (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Max Lucado's Wemmicks Books

You Are Special (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Are Mine (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Only I Had a Green Nose (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of All (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Your Special Gift (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Crippled Lamb (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Because I Love You (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oak Inside the Acorn (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

Bedtime Prayers for Little Ones (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Christ in Easter (With: Charles W. Colson,Billy Graham,Cheryl Stine) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glory of Christmas Treasure Box (With: Charles R. Swindoll) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redefining Beautiful (With: Jenna Lucado Bishop,Jenna Lucado) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traveling Light Deluxe Edition: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Making Room for Neighbors (With: Randy Frazee) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Messages for Little Ones (With: Randy Frazee,Karen Davis Hill) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pocket Prayers for Graduates (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten Women of the Bible: One by One They Changed the World (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Less Fret, More Faith: An 11-Week Action Plan to Overcome Anxiety (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just in Case You Ever Wonder Educator's Guide (With: Eve Tharlet) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Will Help You (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where'd My Giggle Go? Educator's Guide (With: Sarah Jennings) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can Count on God: 100 Devotions for Kids (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calm Moments for Anxious Days (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of 40 Days Through the Book Books

1 and 2 Thessalonians Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (By: Levi Lusko) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philippians Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (By: Mark Batterson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ephesians Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (By: Derwin L. Gray) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colossians Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (By: Jay Y. Kim) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Romans Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mark Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (By: Jeff Manion) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (By: Kyle Idleman) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acts Bible Study Guide plus Streaming Video (By: Randy Frazee) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Opening Windows(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Humor For The Heart(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Reason for Hope in a Time of Tragedy(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of a Father: True Stories of Inspiration and Encouragement(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passion with a Purpose(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blessings Of The Cross(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
5 Minutes a Day(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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