Max Lucado is a Christian author and writer and preacher. He was born on January 11, 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, the youngest of four children to Jack and Thelma Lucado. Growing up in a conservative home in a small West Texas town, Max needed much grace from his oil mechanic father and nurse mother. Max hit his teens years and rebellion kicked in. After one specific drunken night, Max had an awakening and began to wonder if there was more to life than parties and chasing girls. It was not long after that when his heart was moved toward the unconditional love of God through a Bible class while attending Abilene Christian University (ACU).
His writing has been translated into more than 54 languages, and has been featured in countless national media outlets. Lucado was dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today, Reader’s Digest called him “The Best Preacher in America,” and The New York Times named him one of the most influential leaders in social media. In addition to books, Lucado’s writing has been shaped into an additional 20 million products sold, including videos, devotionals, songs, plush toys, greeting cards, booklets, Bible studies, commentaries and theatrically-released movies.