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