Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

Outlive Your Life. Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson. September 2010.
Hardcover. 240 pages.

Max Lucado's, Outlive Your Life, is both challenging and inspiring, urging us to reconsider our role in this world. The entire message of this book is centered around the book of Acts. The people of the early church are used as an example of how God can use ordinary people to do great things for His glory. There are several topics covered like, stepping out of our comfort zone, hospitality, persecution, and prayer. I love Lucado's way of turning bible stories into modern day scenes that we can relate to. I see this book as a challenge for believers to step out of our "shell" and help the hurting, broken-hearted, and needy and point them toward Christ. We can make a difference in this hurting world, it's just a matter of whether or not we're willing to get up and reach out to those in need.

Lucado has been one of my favorite authors for a few years now. His writing style has it's way of drawing you in and keeping you engaged. I kind of felt like I've read some of the material in this book already, but it was still a good reminder of the way we should be reaching out to others. We are given practical ways that we can begin to make a difference in the world, starting with our own neighbors. Something we also need to remember is not to do things to get recognition for ourselves. We need to always point to the one who has given us the resources and ability to help others, and that's our Heavenly Father. He deserves all the credit and glory. One thing I love is that 100% of the proceeds the author gets from this book will benefit children and families through World Vision. This was a quick, easy read, but since there wasn't anything new for me, I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

My Rating: 3/5 stars

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(This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.)

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