Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review: "Max on Life"

OK - how many Christians out there have a million questions about living life as Jesus calls us to live while taking into consideration all of life's complications, caveats, nuances, joys, sorrows, etc?

Great - now that your hands are up, let me tell you about Max Lucado's book "Max on Life" because my guess is that it will come in handy for you as you work through those questions. Max and his team receive in hundreds or even thousands of questions via email, personal letter, conversations - you name it - about this crazy life and what Scripture says about how to live, how to decide what to do in certain situation, how to navigate relationships, and dozens of other things that you probably haven't even thought of. The book highlights just about 200 different questions that Max has encountered over the years and cover topics from navigating your kids to divorce to faith struggles to heaven and hell.

Overall, the book is fantastic. Max Lucado has a way of taking Scripture and making it applicable to our lives anyways, but taking people's questions and pulling up specific verses or stories that are relevant to the topic he's addressing make it that much more translatable to our every day lives. The way that the book is set up lets you either read it cover to cover or easily search for that specific question that your heart is yearning to have answered. The book is really a miniature encyclopedia that covers so many of the questions that new Christians, seasoned Christians, or people just looking to exploring their faith may have and are afraid to ask.

The book is incredibly encouraging; at the end of the book, Lucado leaves his readers with the most important thing anyone seeking answers could ask for - HOPE. He reminds his readers again and again and again with every answer that God loves us, that He sent His son to die for us, and no matter what your situation is there is hope to be found in that redemption. As if that level of encouragement isn't enough, he then speaks to anyone out there in his audience who may dabble in writing in any way, shape, or form. If there's a way that Max can encourage his readers with his life experience and wisdom - he does it in this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has questions regarding their faith in Christ; odds are Max has an encouraging, hope-filled response for you.

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