Friday, September 10, 2010

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

Outlive Your Life
You Were Made to Make a Difference

By Max Lucado

Published by Thomas Nelson

These are difficult days in our world's history. 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, natural disasters are gouging entire nations, and economic uncertainty still reigns across the globe. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God's love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. Let's live our lives in such a way that the world will be glad we did.

Here is my review of this wonderfully inspiring non-fiction read:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Max Lucado and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Out Lie Your Life" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Max Lucado’s latest title, “Out Live Your Life: You Were Made To Make A Difference” is an inspiring and encouraging read. This incredible non-fiction book asks – and answers – the question: “What if we rocked the world with hope?” WOW! How can we human beings ever aspire to that type of mission? Through the empowering of the Holy Spirit. Each of us, as believers, has the power to rock the world with hope because the power of the King of the Universe lives within each of us! This book will open your eyes to the existence of the less fortunate. In fact, 100% of the author’s royalties for this book will go toward benefitting children and families through World Vision.

I am never disappointed in a Max Lucado book because of the transparency with which it is written. This book is supremely inspiring and will absolutely change the way you see your mission as a Christian. We cannot ignore what is going on in our world, today. Well, I suppose we could, but God cannot. And we can choose to live life through our own power or through the power of the Holy Spirit. The choice is ours. This book will influence you to “Outlive Your Life” and choose to live in the power that God has given you.

1 comment:

Portugal said...

Max Lucado's book, Out Live Your Life, focused upon stories from the first twelve books of Acts as a model for change. The charge that Jesus gave the disciples to go and change the world serves as one of the main tenets of this text. Throughout this book, Mr. Lucado emphasizes that God calls regular people, like you and me, to do the extraordinary. This book was an easy read filled with words that promote change- a change in perspective; change in heart; change in attitude. It was truly a call to live and strive to bring the gift that God has put into our hearts into fruition. Anyone who has read this book would be hard-pressed to continue to "live and die and never ask why".