Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Review: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

Summary: In "Outlive Your Life," Max Lucado attempts to show the reader how he or she can make a difference in this world — through prayer, through love, through small actions, through breaking down walls and seeing people rather than judging people. He ends with the passage about seeing Jesus in other - helping Jesus when we feed the hungry and take care of the sick.

Review: Unfortunately, I did not get much out of this book. As much as I love Max Lucado, this book came across as another "missionary" book  — that is, be a missionary by recognizing and meeting the needs of those around you. Witness through action. Show Christ's love to others. That's all right and true, but its also been written about before and really didn't leave me with anything I didn't already know, nor did it really give me any solid way to make a difference.

I'm also left wondering about the other side of making a difference. What about preaching? What about standing up for what you believe in? What about fighting for the moral truths we find in the Bible? I feel like there is so much more that Lucado could have covered in this book.

On the bright side, it's a very fast, very easy read.

Rating: 2/5 Stars

* Disclaimer: I received this book for free from in exchange for my honest review of it.

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