Saturday, November 13, 2010

Outlive Your Life-Book Review

I’ve recently had the pleasure to read Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado.  He never disappoints. 
In Outlive Your Life,  Mr. Lucado challenges all Christians to step it up.  He says we have “an opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time”.
He opens his book outlining “our once- in- history opportunity” to be like the first church which was a misfit group of people who had nothing more than “fire in the belly to change the world”.  They lived for Christ. They died for Christ.  And what a difference they made!
Mr. Lucado also dives into subjects such as humility, remembering Who holds us, shaking off prejudice, compassion and a reminder of the power of prayer. 
He reminds us that “Jesus had a target audience. The poor. The brokenhearted. Captives. The blind and oppressed.” (p.101) As His followers, His Body, we are expected to carry on His message. One of my favorite passages says, “Those who suffer belong to all of us. And if all of us respond, there is hope” (p.49). We can all help someone. When we help, we are serving Jesus.  Sometimes this help can come in the form of giving monetarily, through activism, through teaching or through “simply” prayer.

I find this book to be inspiring and uplifting.  Mr. Lucado writes with simplicity and sincerity, incorporating stories as examples to further his point.  It is an easy read and one that I will read again and probably again, to serve both as a reminder of my call to serve Jesus and an encouragement. 

This book was provide to me for review, free of charge, by  I was not compensated in anyway nor expected to write a favorable review.

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