When a book begins to lose an audience and the author has a lot of fame, what to do? Easy! Cut half the book, add some pictures, give it a new title, and market it as a completely new book with a small, hidden note that alerts the reader to its original source. So is the case of Max Lucado's "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be," a rehashing of "Cure For the Common Life."
Don't get me wrong. I love Max Lucado's books. Lucado never fails to bring deep insights to the simplest things. "Everything God Wants You To Be" is no exception. It provides plenty of inspiration for the dissatisfied Christian. But when a book only takes me, a slow reader, one hour to read, I have to wonder if the book's qualities make it worth $14.99. Sure, it's hardback, and sure, it's written by Max Lucado, but if you're going to spend that much you might as well spend another $5 on the full version, unless you want a coffee table book.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze.com in exchange for my honest review.