Best Preacher

'God's in the business of giving mulligans'

from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2005

Don’t expect much pulpit-pounding at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. “I used to be louder and rougher on people,” says Max Lucado who’s led the congregation since 1988. “Now I realize how much God has forgiven me.” His belief in second chances is pretty personal: As a young man he struggled with drinking and drifted from his faith. After the Bible urged him back, he attended seminary, did mission work in Brazil, and began writing a series of Christian bestsellers. The overall message? “God’s in the business of giving mulligans,” he explains.

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