Thursday, April 22, 2010

REVIEW: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be by Max Lucado

I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Max Lucado and his publisher for sending me a copy of "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

“You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be” is a beautiful gift book with the most charming cover! And it certainly doesn’t hurt that Max Lucado’s name is on the cover as the author of this small volume packed with Biblical wisdom and what has come to be “uncommon sense” in this day and age. This insightful non-fiction work is comprised of excerpts from Lucado’s book “Cure For The Common Life”, and is the perfect size to throw into a briefcase or purse for a little jolt of encouragement precisely when you need it.

The focus is on living within the will of God rather than the idea that you can be anything you set your mind to being. As Christians, we should seek God’s will for our lives, and this book encourages that. It also leads the reader down a path to discover what God’s will for us is. In fact, I sat and read this book in an evening, with a very specific question about a ministry opportunity on my mind. By the time I reached the end of the book, I was able to discern that this opportunity is definitely God’s will for me right now.

There is a sticker on my copy of this book that says it’s the perfect gift for the graduate. I completely agree. With decisions to be made and influences crawling out of the woodwork, I would want my children to have sound Biblical advice coming from multiple sources. This book offers encouragement and direction and would be a terrific gift!

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