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Help is Here: Finding Fresh Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit

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Help is Here

by Max Lucado

In the way Max Lucado presents information in all of his writings, he tells us in Help is Here about the Holy Spirit—with lots of Scripture as the basis to which he adds humor and anecdotes to make his point clear and personalize it for the reader. I never realized how many verses of the Bible, especially the New Testament, talk about the Holy Spirit: who He is, His job description, and how we can access His power and help. As always, Max points the reader to God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

When you are in such despair that you don’t know how to pray, the Holy Spirit will intercede and pray for you. When you have a task that is too big for you, you can have the Holy Spirit walking beside you, empowering you. Nothing is too big or too hard for Him. When you need direction, the Holy Spirit is there. When you feel totally undone, the Holy Spirit can breathe new life into you. If you have never investigated the role of the Holy Spirit, I urge you to read Help is Here. Max explains His role in the world and urges you to welcome the Holy Spirit into every part of your day. Practical and inspirational, Help is Here is a treasure for Christians whether you have been walking with Jesus for a lifetime or you have just met Him. If you are a seeker wanting to know more about God, this is a good book for you too.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Christian, Nonfiction, Inspiration

Notes: Help is Here ends with “Questions for Reflection” prepared by Max’s daughter Andrea Lucado. There is a set of questions for each chapter. The book concludes with a few pages of footnotes.

Publication: September 13, 2022—Thomas Nelson

Memorable Lines:

…your Father is more than willing to release blessings in abundance. You have the Spirit as your advocate and your Father as your provider. You may feel weak, but you’ve never been stronger.

We have a helper, a divine instructor. He will save us from the cul-de-sac of confusion and the dead end of doubt. He does this by enrolling us in the primary course of his university: Jesus Christ.

The chief aim of the Spirit is to escort you into the Sistine Chapel of Jesus and watch you grow wide-eyed and slack-jawed. He will enchant you with the manger, empower you with the cross, embolden you with the empty tomb. He will infect you with his love for the Savior.

The help you need is here. Ask the Spirit to infuse you with his power. Throw open the door! Swing wide the gate! Stand on the threshold and say “Come in!”


  1. Gretchen says:

    I always enjoy Max Lucado’s writing. This sounds like a worthwhile read.

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    • lghiggins says:

      I always enjoy his writing too–good content and very engaging. I enjoy listening to him online (Bible studies and sermons). When I read his books, I can hear his voice and see the twinkle in his eye without any video or audio.


  2. WendyW says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed this, Linda.


  3. It’s been awhile ago, but one time I went to church on a Sunday, and Max Lucado happened to be there as a guest speaker. I like him a lot!

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  4. I would love to read this, thank you Linda

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    • lghiggins says:

      I think I’m going to read it again at the start of the new year to reinforce what I learned. It is nice to have teachings on the Holy Spirit gathered in one book that focuses on all the Holy Spirit does, not just the gifts of the Holy Spirit which people can get caught up in.

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  5. Nancy says:

    This sounds great, thank you!

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