Max Lucado is a successful writer out of Texas. His books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Christian Booksellers Association bestsellers lists.

Lucado was born in San Angelo, Texas in 1955. He was the youngest of four children and the son of an oil mechanic. His parents tried to instill religion in him from a young age, but he rebelled in his teens and into college. However, he eventually found his way back to God and went on to travel as a missionary. He then began working as a minister and writing on the side.

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

Publication Order of Life Lessons Books

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

Publication Order of Max Lucado Inspirational/Faith Books


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

Publication Order of Max Lucado's Wemmicks Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Picture Books

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

If You Like Max Lucado Books, You’ll Love…

You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow is a book by Lucado that covers the story of Queen Esther. The queen was confronted with a royal decree that was going to annhilate her people and she was faced with some tough choices. She could either remain silent or speak up, blend in or stand out. She decided to pray and fast for three days, and when it was over her God gave her the courage to speak and save her nation. In this book, Lucado shows how Esther’s story can be applied to the readers life and the same can happen.

Christmas Stories: Heartwarming Classics of Angels, a Manger, and the Birth of Hope is a collection of Christmas stories from Max Lucado. The stories come in multiple forms, from ancient Bethlehem, to rural England, to a Texas town, and all the way to the heavenly realms. The holiday time can often distract people from what really matters to them, but these stories allow the reader to explore ways in which Christ has changed the history of many people’s lives and history itself.

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One Response to “Order of Max Lucado Books”

  1. Troy Gaddy: 3 months ago

    I have read over 40 of your books. Your writing keeps the Bible fresh. You also make me laugh. You make mistakes, and then tell your readers. I make stupid mistakes and Max does too. Troy


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