Sunday, September 26, 2010

Book Review : Outlive Your Life, Max Lucado

Exerpt: In our lifetimes you and I are going to come across some discarded people. Tossed out. Sometimes tossed out by a church. And we get to choose. Neglect or rescue? Label them or love them? we know Jesus' choice. Just look at what he did with us. Outlive Your Life, pg 151.
 Description : 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.

My Review:

Max Lucado’s latest book reaches out further and deeper than before. Speaking straight to the individual, it touches on points that are hard to ignore. It isn’t about giving money or preaching on a sidewalk, it is about being real enough so God can use you. It is about looking into a person instead of just looking through them. It is remembering that even though you may have done fairly well for yourself, that you didn’t get there alone.

This book was amazing to read. One point is stuck in my head about how the success God has given us isn’t just our own. It’s His. Yes. Maybe somewhere, somehow I did do something. But I sure didn’t do it on my own. I couldn’t have done it on my own. I can only do it through and with Him.

Max made this book personal. It isn’t a bunch of numbers and statics, but stories of people and reality. If you read this, then prepare yourself to be challenged. You cannot read this book without something stirring a piece of you. There are so many stories of how a commonplace thing, made all the difference in a life that touched countless others. Be one of those ordinary folk. Do one of those commonplace things. Make a difference.

Booksneeze provided a complimentary copy of this book for review.