Monday, May 10, 2010

By Max Lucado

A round sticker on the front of this splendid little book reads: Perfect Gift For The Graduate. I agree. No need to run all over town looking for the perfect gift. This is it.

Max Lucado, Minister of Preaching for the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas is the author of many books. I read his first one many years ago and fell in love with his writing. This one, like all the others he has written, will help make you a better person.

Like the preacher that he is, Max selects a text for this book like he does for his sermons. The text is Jeremiah 29:10-11 MSG "...I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out--plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." 

Here is a sample of the topics he covers: Find Your Sweet Spot, Find Your Uniqueness, Magnify Your Maker, Your Work Matters, Unpack Your Bag, Don't Join the Dullsville Crowd, Put a Smile on God's face, You Need You to Be You, Take Risks for God. He covers many other topics but this gives you an idea of what this splendid book is about.

I like the quote on the back cover: "Da Vinci painted one Mona Lisa. Beethoven composed one Fifth Symphony. And God made one version of you. He custom designed you for one-of-a kind assignment. You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be."

(This book was given to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review.)


Loren said...

I have many kids that are graduating so thank you for sharing this today! Now I know what to give them :)

Kaye Swain said...

Sounds like a perfect addition to my "Christian and inspirational gifts" list! Thank you for the info. :)