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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 70

Unshakeable Hope

with guest Max Lucado

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | December 4th, 2018 | 49 min

Learn how God’s promises can give us strength during the trials of everyday life.

Today's Guest(s)

Max Lucado is a best-selling Christian author and writer and preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Lucado says he “writes books for people who don’t read books.’ Even so, his best-selling books have sold 100 million copies across 54 languages worldwide.

Since his first book “On the Anvil” was published in 1985, Max Lucado has been sharing the promises of God in sermons, books, articles and media interviews. His writing is also featured in videos, devotionals, songs, plush toys, greeting cards, booklets, Bible studies, and Bible commentaries. 130 million of these products have been sold around the globe. His books regularly appear on national bestseller lists including the New York Times. His latest book, “3:16 – The Numbers of Hope” is available now wherever books are sold!


Sometimes when parenting great kids, the stresses of everyday life can get to you. That’s where we tend to forget about all the promises God has given us that would help us in the crazy times. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with author and pastor Max Lucado about his new book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. This new title explores twelve of God’s promises upon which Max has depended for his entire adult life.

“The promises of God work,” Max writes. “They can walk you through horrific tragedies. They can buoy you in the day-to-day difficulties. They are, indeed, the great and precious promises of God.” Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a listener question about a six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

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2:02 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the episode “Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God.” She also teases her conversation with Max Lucado and her points to ponder.


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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Max Lucado about his book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. They discuss the book, the promises from God that spoke to Max the most, and how to apply that to your parenting when it’s easy and when it’s not so easy.

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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Max Lucado about his book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. They discuss the book, the promises from God that spoke to Max the most, and how to apply that to your parenting when it’s easy and when it’s not so easy.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about unshakeable hope we can have through God’s promises.


Email Dr. Meg at or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. Today’s question comes from Suzanne, and she’s wondering what to do with her six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television when she’s not entertained with friends or other activities.



Thanks for listening to Episode 70, Unshakeable Hope and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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