Review – Traveling Light

18858413Title: Traveling Light: Releasing the Burdens You Were Never Intended to Bear
Author: Max Lucado
Series: N/A
Genre: Nonfiction – Christian life
Number of Pages: 240

My Rating: ★★


Traveling Light is a practical and inspiring look at Psalm 23. Lucado explains the promises of this famous Bible chapter and shows how and why we can let go of our worries and doubts.


Traveling Light examines Psalm 23 verse by verse, using each verse to address any number of burdens we often carry such as discontent, worry, grief, fear, doubt, and stress.

Lucado is an amazing writer who has a way with words. His language is simple and real and beautiful. In Traveling Light, Lucado’s perspective is insightful and thought-provoking, and the words are comforting, gentle, humorous, kind, and full of breathtaking imagery. Lucado tells a myriad of real life and anecdotal stories, each of which engages your heart and mind.

Lucado zooms in and out when talking about something. He can go from surveying the big picture view of life, to considering the tiniest, minute details that we often fail to see.

Traveling Light tells us the things we all need to hear in the midst of sorrow, pain, busyness, and anxiety, and yet avoids being the kind of book where you feel like you’ve heard it all before. This is an excellent book I’ll be reading again.

I recommend this to:

  • Anyone who is stressed out.
  • Worriers.


• The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.

• Anxiety splits our energy between today’s priorities and tomorrow’s problems. Part of our mind is on the now; the rest is on the not yet. The result is half-minded living.

• The maker of the stars would rather die for you than live without you. And that is a fact. So if you need to brag, brag about that.

• He promises a lamp unto our feet, not a crystal ball into the future.

Have you read Traveling Light? If so, what did you think about it?



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