Max Lucado biography

Max Lucado biography

A mini-bio of the award-winning writer that brought new light to the nonfiction inspirational and juvenile publishing market. Check it out!

Born in San Angelo, TX, on January 11, 1955, Max Lucado was the youngest of four children to Thelma and Jack Lucado. He was brought up in Andrews, TX. His father was an oil operator and his mother, a nurse.

Lucado attended Abilene Christian University to graduate in a Bible degree. After finishing college, Lucado moved to Miami, Florida, to work as a minister to a church where, among other responsibilities, he wrote a newsletter. Their compilation, later became, his first book, On the Anvil.

Later on, Lucado and his newly-wed wife, Denalyn, moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to become full-time missionaries.

Five years later, they came back to the United States to be closer to his widowed mother and work at the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio.

As an author, Lucado has reached millions with his mark storytelling style, granting him numerous awards and honors following most of his works. He has been a finalist in the ECPA Gold Medallion with further decorations than any other writer in the business.

In 1994, he became the single author to have 11 of his twelve titles simultaneously in print and figure on paperback, hardcover and children’s CBA bestseller lists. This way, setting new standards for the publishing scenario.

Adding to his nonfiction books, Lucado has written several award-winning successful children’s titles. He is also the creator of Hermie, the Caterpillar.

For over the past twenty years, Max has served as the Senior Pastor in San Antonio, but he states his greatest realization was finding a one-in-a-million wife and having three unbelievable daughters: Jenna, Andrea, and Sara.


These are the reviews we have already transferred to this websites:

“You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be”

“Cast of Characters – Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God”

“You Changed My Life”

“OutLive Your Life”

Max on Life


This is a list of authors that have more than one title review on this website: Our Prolific Authors

10 thoughts on “Max Lucado biography

  • 2016-09-22 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for this biography, Roberto. I’m always on the lookout for good books and great authors – I will have to add Max Lucado to the list.

    Interesting to read about his connection to his faith and also the awards he’s won.

    It sounds as though you know him well.

    • 2016-09-22 at 8:21 pm

      Hello, Larry.

      I know a bit about him and would surely like to meet the guy, since he seems to be a fascinating person.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Cheers!

  • 2016-09-23 at 9:12 am

    An interesting layout. Lots of useful information on books and authors. The site is easy to navigate around, and covers many topics of interest.

    Will there be any titles with food allergies available?

    More content on some other titles, would be great as some pages have little content available. Diet and nutrition would be an area that I would like to see.

    • 2016-09-27 at 10:35 am

      Hello, Peter,

      That’s is an excellent idea and in fact it is on our to-do list, but not for for now. We are still in the laborious process of concentrating our efforts in transferring and adapting the old blog’s posts to this new website. Some new posts are being written to follow our new fiction analysis approach. Nevertheless, we do want to fill up our health (and future diet) category with exciting stuff for people on your line of interest.

      Thanks for sharing your opinion and inquiry. I’m pretty sure it will make a difference in our next staff briefings’ decisions. Cheers!

  • 2016-10-29 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you for the Bio. Before I read this, I had no idea who Max Lucado was, and now I want to know more about him. In particular, why he chose to become and author. Does it have a connection to the time he lived in Rio de Janerio? Would you be able to answer that question? As I’ve always found it fascinating why a writer started writing. For some reason this kinf of information stimulates me to read an author’s book.

    • 2016-10-30 at 8:05 pm

      Hello, Amberlee,

      I have read that he started writing due to an innate passion that was triggered by his father’s death just after the period he lived in Brazil. It seems that all three influenced it.

      Thanks for sharing your impressions. Cheers!

  • 2016-11-02 at 2:53 pm

    I have read a couple of Max Lucado’s books and love his work but never knew much about his background. It sounds like he’s had an interesting life, especially living in a different country. I’m sure this all adds to his experience as an author. It’s amazing that he’s had 11 of 12 books in print at the same time. He is indeed a prolific author. Thanks for an interesting review.

    • 2016-11-03 at 12:44 am

      Hello, Carol,

      Thanks so much for sharing your impressions. Cheers!

  • 2017-01-06 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Roberto,

    Thanks for sharing the biographies of successful writers on your website. I’ve always been drawn to such success stories and I sure will check Lucado’s books out. (I may even add it to my blog’s “recommended” section at Kasotty Lifestyle Blog if I like it a lot!)

    I am curious, “Lucado” – sounds Spanish, does he have Spanish background?

    See you around!

    • 2017-01-13 at 4:02 am

      Hello, Zarina,

      I’m from Portuguese and Italian descent and have always thought that Lucado souns like Italian.

      “Lucado, leave the gun! Take cannoli!” if you know what I mean. 😛

      On the serious side of it, I suppose you’re probably right since he is from San Angelo, TX. However, that’s not much and I have not found anything about it after researching, One thing looks very probable: His father’s family seems to be Latin, but that is just a guess.

      Sorry for not being able to help you more and thanks for the kind words. Cheers!


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