Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life, by Max Lucado

Why are some people healed and others die of cancer?

How can I get rid of my bad habits?

Does God care more for one nation than another?

How can I get off this credit card roller coaster?

Why is God allowing my child to suffer with this disease?

Questions and more questions!  We all have them, and Max Lucado takes a stab at answering them in his newest release, Max on Life.  The subtitle is Answers and Insights to your Most Important Questions, and that is just what this book is.  Answers and Insights!

In his unforgettable, signature style, Max suggests Biblical answers to many of life's hardest questions, drawing stories from his own experience to illustrate his point.  There are seven chapters covering questions about God, the Bible, the church, and why bad things happen to good people, as well as more mundane topics like marriage, children, finances and work.  There are 2 indexes in the back—one a subject index and the other an index of the scriptures Max uses—to make the book easy to use as a reference.

When I first opened the book to page through it, question after question grabbed my attention, and I read page after page without stopping.  Each page was like a short devotional, both encouraging and practical.  I wanted to keep reading!  The answers Max gives are based on scripture, and he quotes many Bible verses, but the way he writes makes each answer memorable.  Max Lucado stands alone among authors.  There is no other author like him.  He uses words like an artist uses paint to get his message across to the reader.  I loved this book!  It will have a place of honor on the bookshelf next to my Bible, where I can easily reach it.  I'm sure I'll be reading it over and over, and using it to minister to other people as well.

I highly recommend this book!  You may click on the link below for more information about the book.

I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers 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.

1 comment:

  1. I will definitely have to pick this up soon. Max Lucado is absolutely one of my favorite authors also. As strange as it may sound, his children's books about Punchinello transformed my image of myself before God. Thanks for sharing such a great find!