“Glory Days” is Max Lucado’s newest work and follows Israel’s move from
the wilderness into the Promised Land. Using the book of Joshua, Lucado
shows the successful leadership of Joshua and how we can apply the
Israelite’s wilderness journey to help us enter our own Promised Land
and the glory days God has for us now.
Q: First off, tell us what you mean by "glory days."
It’s a reference to the
Glory Days of Israel. On the time line of your Bible, it’s a seven year era that
glistens between the difficult days of Exodus and the dark age of the judges.
Moses had just died, and the Hebrews were beginning their fifth decade as Bedouin
in the badlands. And sometime around 1400 BC, God spoke, Joshua listened, and
the Glory Days began. The Jordan River opened up. The Jericho walls fell down.
The sun stood still, and the kings of Canaan were forced into early retirement.
Evil was booted and hope rebooted. By the end of the campaign, the homeless
wanderers became hope-filled homesteaders. A nation of shepherds began to
quarry a future out of the Canaanite hills. They built farms, villages, and
vineyards. The accomplishments were massive.