Friday, September 10, 2010

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

In this book, Lucado brings the idea of changing the world closer to home. Most of us are ordinary people and we often fall into thinking that we cannot make much of a difference…or that God only uses extraordinary people. Lucado reminds us that God has and still does use regular people to accomplish His will, the question is: are we brave enough to be obedient?

The book is full of relevant and practical points that help readers understand the great need in our world for people who will step out to make a difference. Each chapter covers a different aspect of being a servant and giving of oneself to a cause or need. Perhaps the most significant characteristic of this book is that Lucado doesn’t simply inform, but instead challenges the reader to action. The chapters are short, but loaded with ideas to consider. It is fitting that each ends with an applicable Bible verse and prayer the reader can use to take the first steps to fulfilling the challenge presented.

This is one of those books you cannot breeze through in a day. I believe Lucado accomplished his purpose in writing the book, creating something that causes any follower of Christ (including me) to give pause and reconsider…am I willing to make a difference? After all, it is what I was made to do.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Tracey C. said...

This book was a GREAT call to us! I loved it and it really touched the heart of my deepest compassion, to give to others. I really really enjoyed it and I feel changed by it. I will read it again too. I love your review!

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