Tuesday, October 5, 2010

You Were Made to Make a Difference

You Were Made to Make a Difference
Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1400316007
September, 2010/208 pages/$14.99

Want to change the world? Did you know You Were Made to Make a Difference?

This adaptation of Outlive Your Life for teens offers practical tips youth can take out into their community to make a difference, plus real-life stories about those who have done just that. Teens learn that God can use them to make a difference right now. He wants to use them today, without waiting for them to be older, stronger, richer, or even more “together.” God can use their minds, their spirits, and their hands and feet to make permanent change for His kingdom.

Also included are valuable resources, interesting facts about the needy in the world and how little it takes to make a big difference, and other interactive elements such as journaling opportunities for writing personal ideas and service goals.

Teens will learn that their role in life is bigger than themselves, and that they’re not too young to make a difference for God.

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.

If Jenna Lucado is sure of anything, she is sure of this, “I have a deep calling on my life to give hope to teenage girls.” What started out as a heart to encourage teen girls has now blossomed into a ministry. Daughter of best-selling Christian author Max Lucado, Jenna has realized that she has inherited a passion for writing and speaking just like her dad. She is currently a part of the Revolve Tour, an event for teen girls that includes a line-up of Christian artists like Natalie Grant, as well as speaker and author, Chad Eastham and many more. Her debut book, Redefining Beautiful, was released in September, 2009. Jenna has also narrated part of Thomas Nelson’s Word of Promise: Next Generation. Through all the piling projects, Jenna is driven by the thought of one more girl hearing about the love of Jesus.

Max Lucado has joined forces with his daughter, Jenna Lucado Bishop, in this adaptation of his book Outlive Your Life, to encourage teens that they can make a difference in their world at a young age. The style of the book is fun and should appeal to most teens. Interspersed throughout the book are thoughts and challenges from both Jenna & Max, stories of real-life teens who have made a difference right where they are, and even occasional trivia, all written in a format and language just for teens. Although anyone can read it on their own, I think this would also make an excellent study for a small group of teens.


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quilly said...

Oh cool! I am so glad they wrote a version of this for the younger folks. Kids too often get overlooked and they can do incredible things if empowered.

Ελλάδα said...

This book encouraged me to ask God to "unshell me," but it didn't pressure me to become someone I am not. Most importantly, it opened my eyes to my own habits of labeling and assuming the worst, which are habits many people share.