Max Lucado believes that the Beatitudes provide what we need to discover the joy of God. "This joy is not cheap," he cautions. "What Jesus promises is not a gimmick to give you goose bumps nor a mental attitude that has to be pumped up at pep rallies. It is, instead, a radical reconstruction of the heart." The Applause of Heaven, a best selling classic, leads the searcher to an encounter with the source of joy. It shows that the peace of God is within your reach. And the applause of heaven is nearer than you think.