|GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 22, 2011 – New York Times best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado offers his insights on how to live with an eye toward purpose and the big picture in his new book God’s Story, Your Story: When His Becomes Yours (Zondervan, Sept. 20). A unique website inspired by the book enables readers to share how their own story fits in with God’s story, and then post it on their social media networks. HisIsMine.com allows users to upload their own video, text or audio stories about becoming a Christian, current struggles or great experiences with others online.
iPhone users can download the free mobile application for HisIsMine.com. The technology is now live with the release of the book. Part of The Story Church-wide Experience product line available at all book retailers, Lucado’s new book and HisIsMine website offer insights on living with an eye toward purpose while helping readers understand the way their life fits into the big picture – God’s overall plan. A teen edition, children’s edition, enhanced eBook and curriculum will also be available. A companion music CD and multi-city tour are planned for fall 2011 as part of the growing suite of products related to The Story.
Designed to stimulate and create a supportive community, HisIsMine.com is built on the premise that every Christian has a story to tell whether it involves heartache, humor, encouragement or inspiration. Lucado affirms the importance of Christians understanding the way their story fits in with God’s story.
"We need to know where we came from. Knowing connects us, links us, bonds us to something greater than we are. Knowing reminds us that we aren’t floating on isolated ponds but on a grand river. That’s why God wants you to know his story. . . And we are a part of it." (God’s Story, Your Story, page 20)
Lucado’s new book, God’s Story, Your Story helps people make sense out of their own circumstances in their search for purpose. "Everything changes when you know the rest of your story," writes Lucado (God’s Story, Your Story, page 22).
In God’s Story, Your Story, Lucado tells personal stories from his own encounters with family, friends and strangers. The 288-page book takes readers on a journey through God’s stories in the New Testament, intersecting Lucado’s personal stories with his thought-provoking comments on applying this to each reader’s life.
Max Lucado has written more than 60 books and his works have appeared on every major national best-seller list including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and The New York Times. He is a frequent source and guest for national media. Lucado is senior pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he has served since 1988. He holds a B.A. in mass communications and a master’s in biblical and related studies from Abilene Christian University in Texas. Lucado and his wife Denalyn have three grown daughters.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered general, ministry and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its best-selling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida and National Pastors Convention brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into some 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Zondervan.com/Books