[Book Review: OUTLIVE YOUR LIFE by Max Lucado]
It has been a while since I have read any of Max Lucado’s books besides those of his that were written when his daughters were still little, the only exception being his Devotional NCV Bible (which rocks).
Nevertheless, I was glad to see that he did not change his style much. Same great truths spelled out in simple words, but that simplicity only makes the point stronger instead of diminishing it. That is one of the reasons why I usually recommend Max Lucado’s books to those, for whom English is not the native language, yet who wants to learn.
Besides being easy to read, Max has a gift from God to inspire people to action. You read and find yourself wanting to not simply read the book, but do what it talks about.
This particular book, Outlive Your Life, talks about the fact that while our life here is not all we’ve got and that the best is coming soon, we nonetheless should not abandon what we have been given in this life, but use it for the good of others. Everyone got something – don’t just bury that one talent in the ground and wait for the Master to return so you can give His talent back to Him. NO! Use it here, use it now – for that’s the reason you were given that talent in the first place.
It’s a good book for both young adults who are just starting to wonder “What on earth am I doing here?” as well as older people who are looking for more purpose in their lives.
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