Friday, September 10, 2010

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

I have been so excited about the Max Lucado books on Booksneeze lately!  I just love Max Lucado and his kids books, DVDs, and the adult books I've read so far.  This time I had a chance to read and review his new book "Outlive Your Life: You were made to make a difference." 

From the very first chapter of this book, I definitely felt a conviction.  We live in a world where we don't DO enough for each other, and that needs to change.  Here is one of my favorite parts of the book:

"Before Jesus came along, the disciples were loading trucks, coaching soccer,
and selling Slurpee drinks at the convenience store.  Their collars were blue,
and their hands were callousesd, and there is no evidence
 that Jesus chose them because they were smarter or nicer than
the guy next door.  The one thing they had going for them was a
willingness to take a step when Jesus said, "Follow me.""

I just loved this part.  We don't have to be qualified to go out and help others.  God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the ones he calls.  So we have to be willing to step out, qualified or not, and trust Him to do the rest.  Max Lucado has a wonderful way of writing that I just love.  He writes as if he's just telling you all of these things at lunch or dinner.  Very easy to read and understand, and before you know it, God starts convicting you.  I don't know how Max Lucado keeps turning out such wonderful books other than with God's help, but he does it again and again.

I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.  It tells how God can use anyone to make a difference, no matter how small, how little schooling, where you live, or where you work.  Everyone can make a difference.  If you've never read a Max Lucado book, this is a great one to start with!  If you're looking for a good quality kids DVD, be sure to check out Hermie and Friends by Max Lucado as well!

**I received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.**

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