Friday, September 10, 2010

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference
Max Lucado’s latest book, Outlive Your Life,  is based on the book of Acts from the New Testament. Lucado journeys through the book of Acts exploring what made the church explode from a few believers in Jerusalem to a world wide phenomena. Along the journey, Lucado encourages and teaches how we too can have this type of experience with God, in essence, how we can outlive our lives.

As always, Lucado does an excellent job of illustrating the scripture and making it not only personal, but also memorable. This book has several retellings of scripture that will bring the text to life in a way that you may not have thought of it before. There are numerous touching stories that caused me to pause and to consider ways in which I can live a life that is more Jesus and less me.

The book includes a Discussion and Action guide that is encouraging and thoughtful. It may very be the best part of the book, as it takes you through the mental process and encourages action upon the ideas expressed in Outlive Your Life.

I would recommend Outlive Your Life to anyone who is interested in an overview of Acts as well as anyone who needs a push to move from their comfort level and into something new.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

2 comments:

  1. I really loved Outlive Your Life and found it very inspirational! I'm sharing a copy with a friend today! I also wrote a review of it here: http://fablefreak.wordpress.com

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  2. The book is very encouraging in that it made me believe that the little things really do matter; helping people out in little ways really can affect their lives. Sometimes it's hard to imaging that one person could really matter that much in the world, but Lucado shows us that if you affect the life of one person, you have made a difference. God's plan is that we all make a difference to someone else, no matter how small it may seem to us. There is a Discussion and Action Guide at the end of the book, which is broken down into questions for each chapter; I think that is a great guide to get readers thinking and would be a great book choice.

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