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Friday, September 10, 2010

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado REVIEW

Book summary:
These are difficult days in our world's history. 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, natural disasters are gouging entire nations, and economic uncertainty still reigns across the globe. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God's love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. Let's live our lives in such a way that the world will be glad we did.


I admit that there are often times that I think I wonder what I can do to help? Help who? Well, anyone. Whoever needs help. But, then I get frustrated and think that I can't really make a difference. I'm just one person. Or that I want to, but I don't have the money to help or I don't have the time or I'm just not sure what to do.


But, this book, Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado challenged my way of thinking. That "God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called."(pg 14)

Lucado says that it is Satan who is telling you that God has requirements to help, like entry fee or IQ requirement. That he only wants specialists, experts, high-profile people to help.


He uses the example of the disciples to prove this point. It's not that they were smarter or nicer or better than anyone else, it was just that they were willing to follow Jesus.

Lucado talks about doing something that will "outlive your life." He talks about how ordinary people can help, how we need to step out from behind,  our shells/walls, doing good quietly, not writing anyone off, staying off your high horse, and remembering to pray.


I honestly felt convicted by this book. Called to action. I'm still not sure what that action should or will be, but I felt like this book was talking to me.

I review for BookSneeze

By the way, one hundred percent of the author’s royalties from Outlive Your Life products will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion.


I received this book for free from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Chic Mamá said...

This book sounds terrific!

Sometimes I feel like that too. I'm one person, how can I possible make a difference? But then again any help, just as small may help someone, and still make a small difference.

September 10, 2010 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger jojo said...

I love Max Lucado and will definately give this one a read. Thanks for the honest review..

September 10, 2010 at 1:30 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Max Lucado...what a great author!

September 10, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I'm going to have to get this one. I love that quote you highlighted!

September 11, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I'm going to have to get this one. I love that quote you highlighted!

September 11, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

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