Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

outlive-your-lifeMax Lucado, Out Live Your Life (Nashville, USA: Thomas Nelson, 2010), 173 pages.

I like Max Lucado. I’ve now read a few books of his and always find them full of good illustrations, biblical truth, and words worth pondering. Out Live Your Life is no different.

Lucado’s latest centres around encouraging people to start thinking big and taking risks in their life. He wants his readers to be shaken out of the possible rut that they are currently in and start looking at doing things that will be of benefit to others.

What Lucado isn’t pushing his readers to do is simply join some cause and begin promoting it. He would prefer us to have a look at what the early church did and follow their example in meeting together, focussing on Jesus and serving others. From beginning to end Lucado takes the reader on a journey through the first eleven chapters of the book of Acts and brings to life some of the stories and teaching within.

The whole book is positive, which in many cases is nice to hear. It is primarily hitting the good works band-wagon of justice and helping others – this of course is not a bad thing and i think Lucado deals with this well. He doesn’t want the Christian witness within these good works to be forgotten or neglected, therefore he forces the reader to be reminded of Jesus and the cross. Rather than making this some abstract theory he grounds these two things nicely together in the sermon’s of Peter and John at the beginning of Acts.

I found the book a good read. I would say it’s a 7/10. For what i expected it to be i thought it hit the mark. I think that it has a simple yet profound message of “do something good for others”.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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