Sunday, September 26, 2010

Max Lucado's Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life
Max Lucado
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-0849920691
September, 2010/Hardcover/240 pages/$24.99

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.

Max Lucado is a minister who writes and a writer who preaches. He and his wife, Denalyn, serve the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. They have three grown daughters, Jenna, Andrea, and Sara; one son-in-law, Brett; and one sweet but lazy golden retriever, Molly. Visit his website.

This book recognizes Max Lucado's 25th year as an author, and it's actually the first one of his books that I have read (excluding Redefining Beautiful which he cowrote with his daughter Jenna.) This book challenges believers to go beyond playing church to really live their lives as reflections of Christ, using the early church described in Acts as a model for what happens when the Holy Spirit transforms lives. It is highly practical and convicting.

Discussion questions in the back of the book aid in application; a Bible Study workbook and participant's guide are available.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

I really liked this book. I thought the story about the priest in the forward was very profound and set up the remainder of the book very nicely.

Diana said...

He's been such a blessing through so many ways!

Liesa said...

This is one of the books on my list to purchase soon.

"Traveling Light" and "Cure for the Common Life" are 2 other ones of M. Lucado's that I love!

Happy reading!

Beverlydru said...

Hi Linda,
Stopping by to catch up and say Hello. I think highly of Max Lucado. Glad to see all is well, my friend. Have a great week.