Book Review Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

There is always that question that many of us ask ourselves: What have we done in life to outlast us? Are the things you are doing in life right now going to make a difference when we are gone? If we want to make a difference in life, even if it is just in the life of a single person, then Out Live Your Life You Were Made To Make A Difference, by Max Lucado, is the book that you won’t want to miss.

While Lucado doesn’t try to dive into the depths of theology, he does have a unique way of personalizing his message. If you would take a look at page 4, he shares why this book is so important, “Life is racing by, and if we aren’t careful, you and I will look up, and our shot at it will have passed us by.” Now that sentence will cause many to stay awake at night.

If there was a disappointing side of this book, according to me, I would have to say that while the book does mention God and the importance of prayer (which is a must in the equation for finding the things that will outlast us and be of lasting impact), I felt the emphasis is placed more on what we should be doing to alleviate poverty. I would have liked to see a story about how poverty may have drove someone to their knees to depend on God. I definitely think it would have been much better to also have the Gospel of Jesus Christ promoted as THE answer to what we need the most in this life.

In the back of the book is a section dedicated to discussion and action. Each chapter comes with questions to discuss, and action items to be used as a starting point to go out and simply do. This is not only a great book to go through individually, but will be a wonderful book to use for group study. But imagine the power that could have been attained if “…the Gospel of Jesus Christ was promoted as THE answer to what we need most in this life.”

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  • This new book written by Max Lucado is a must read. The idea behind the book is that you were made to make a difference. Pretty much everything I have read by Max Lucado has been challenging and inspiring and this book is no different. It challenges you to act upon what God has outlined for us.
    This book made me laugh and it made me cry. I found myself in the examples he used in the book. It has already made a difference in my life and how I view other people.
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