Friday, September 10, 2010
Review: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
Trim Size: 6.30 x 9.30 x 0.80
Page Count: 218
Retail Price: $24.99
My Thoughts and Review: Outlive Your Life is a wake-up call kind of book that invites readers to put compassion into action and to make an eternal impact that outlives their lives. The world needs Christians to step up and be Christlike and act like the early Christians in Acts. God used those ordinary people then to change the world and He still does now. "You want to live in such a way that the world will be glad you did." (from page 4) Mr. Lucado helps readers ponder the truth and examples found in the first 12 chapters of Acts. Outlive Your Life reminds me of Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper, True Religion by Palmer Chinchen, and The Butterfly Effect & The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews. They share the same theme: We are created by God to make a difference in this world. "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)
This book is easy to read. I enjoy reading Max Lucado books. I've always thought he's a gifted writer but now I also think he could have been a comedian if he wanted to :). He is funny and yet insightful. I chose to overlook the imaginative add-ons (to the Biblical account) which is his style. I really like the questions for discussion and the ideas for action found in the back of the book. I would recommend this book to others because the message is important and definitely needed in this me&mine culture.
How are you living the one and only unique life that God has given you? You have a choice to live selfishly for yourself or to live for God and serve Him by serving and helping others, especially those in need. You are given an opportunity to do something to change what is broken in this world. What are you waiting for? Love like Jesus does!!!
"Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God." (~Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision)
Max Lucado has made it his goal to help World Vision find sponsors for 25,000 children to help commemorate his 25 years of inspirational writing.
You can sponsor a child and help reach this goal in the following ways:
1. Sponsor a Child at a participating bookstore.
2. Sponsor a Child at one of the shows for the Make a Difference Tour.
3. Sponsor a Child online here: http://www.maxlucado.com/worldvision/.
100% of the author royalties from the Outlive Your Life book will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion.
~I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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