Friday, September 10, 2010OUTLIVE YOUR LIFE
You Were Made To Make A Difference
By Max Lucado
OVERVIEW: In Outlive Your Life, Max Lucado is sharing a story that is very close to his heart. It's a story of hillbillies and simple folk, net casters and tax collectors. A story of a movement that exploded like a just-opened fire hydrant out of Jerusalem and spilled into the ends of the earth: into the streets of Paris, the districts of Rome, and the ports of Athens, Istanbul, Shanghai, and Beunos Aires. A story so mighty, controversial, head spinning, and life changing that two millennia later we wonder: MIGHT IT HAPPEN AGAIN? Max writes that he hopes so. These are devastating times: 1.75 billion people are desperately poor; one billion are hungry. Lonely hearts indwell our neighborhoods and attend our schools. In the midst of it all, here we stand: you, me, and our one-of-kind lives. We are given a choice...an opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope. Max asks: Worth a try, don't you think?
AUTHOR: Max Lucado is a minister who writers and a writer who preaches. He and his wife, Denalyn, serve the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Max has written twenty-seven inspirational books, three fiction, twenty-four gift books and has served as general editor for four Bibles.
MY REVIEW: Max Lucado is one of my favorite writers and has been for years. I have many of his books and have read some of them three or four times. Outlive Your Life is one of his best. I am pleased that one hundred percent of his royalties from Outlive Your Life products will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion. Max is one of the best story tellers I know of and this book is crammed with inspirational stories. This book will motivate you to be an authentic Christian. I agree with Richard Stearns, the author of another great book, The Hole in Our Gospel, when he said, "Outlive Your Life is one of those rare books that can change your life." I recommend you buy a copy of this good book. You will be blessed in the reading and the money you pay for the book will benefit hurting children and families.
This book was provided to me for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing Company.