Friday, September 10
Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado
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 has an amazing gift of breaking down the most profound truths, and he makes them come alive in ways that are easy to relate to and easy to understand. It is so overwhelming to think about the incredible needs of others, and we might think that our individual actions are insignificant in the big picture.
Outlive Your Life challenges each one of us to step forward and do our part, no matter how small our actions may seem at the time. Max Lucado breaks things down into little steps that we can accomplish. We need to follow the simple command of loving our neighbour. We need to get passionate about helping the poor, and ultimately we will change the world. We need to change our focus to care for others first, before ourselves.
Max Lucado demonstrates loud and clear that he believes in the ideas expressed in this book, and he is personally doing his part to make a difference. The back cover says: "One hundred percent of the author's royalties from Outlive Your Life will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion. To follow World Vision's use of the funds, go to maxlucado.com".
If you read only one more book this year, make it this one! Change is possible through the most unlikely people - regular folks ... just like you and me.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Outlive Your Life from Book Sneeze, in exchange for my honest review.