Book Review ~ Out Live Your Life, You Were Made to Make a Difference

Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages: 240

I am a big fan of Max Lucado. I have never read one of his books that I did not like and this new one, Out Live Your Life did not let me down.

The author challenges us to take stock of our life and see if we have indeed made a difference in the world. The tag line of this book is, You Were Made to Make a Difference. Have we truly made a difference.

The book is presented as a devotional that should be read in small undertakings rather than sitting and trying to read the entire book in one sitting. The author makes you think about your responses to the stories that he lays before us. At the end of each section a Scripture verse is presented for further reflection as well as a prayer that the reader should make his/her own.
The book includes practical tips about making a difference like looking a homeless person in the eye as you pass them on the street, really listening to people when they talk with you, and the simple act of inviting people to your home for fellowship and some food. The author definitely brings the command of Christ to Love Your Neighbor to light in each of the stories both real and fictional.
A great feature of this book are the questions for discussion and thought that come at the end of this book. Great for a group study or for your own edification the book is designed for the theologian and non-theologian a like. Be warned, this book will make you think about the way you do things in your own live and if it moves you the way it has moved me, it will change your life forever.
Please note that Thomas Nelson Publishing has provided me a complimentary copy of this book for my review; however, the opinions are my own. I have not been required to publish a positive review. 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.”

1 Comment

  1. Sounds good. I am reading Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan and a dryer book about the newly revised translation of the Catholic Mass we're all working through this year.

    In other news, I would like to try and bake something for you again but I'd like to do it when I know you're not on vacay. Hope you're well.

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