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Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Review: Out Live Your Life

I have just finished reading Max Lucado’s latest book, Out Live Your Life You Were Meant to Make a Difference. One hundred percent of the author’s royalties will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith based comparison. In this book, Max talks about what devastating times we live in. People are hungry, desperately poor, and living in horrible situations. There are 145 million orphans worldwide. Seems hopeless, doesn’t it? We are just normal, ordinary people. Can God use us? The disciples were just regular, ordinary people. “ None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone. And when we help them, we serve Jesus. Who would want to miss a chance to do that.”

In this book, Max gives us scripture, uses Biblical examples and relates them to modern day problems. It is so common and look at the world today and think that the problems are too big to be solved. Max shows us not just what the problems are but also how each one of us every day ordinary people can do something to make a difference. Included at the end of the book are discussion questions and an action guide outlining what you can do. This book is inspiring and encouraging and will make you want to go out and help change the world.

I thought this was a wonderful book and encouraging. It is true that not one of us can do it all, but all of us can do something to make our world a better place to live in and to hear Jesus’ words that, “Whenever you did these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me-you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40 (MSG)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.

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