Saturday, September 11, 2010

Book Review: Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

This book was written to challenge us as Christians to take on the message of the Gospel to a new level. A level outside ourselves and into the world in which we live.  Lucado poses the question to the reader, "Might it happen again?" in reference to the common people of Jesus' day, who changed the world around them.

How I loved this challenge. We all think we are doing our job by going to church, paying our tithes and listening to Christian music. But how is that affecting our world or even our circle. John the Baptist wasn't afraid to speak up to the people who were doing those things but little else in their hearts. Why should we be afraid?

There are billions living in poverty while our children whine over the latest craze.  We feel like we don't have enough to help, aren't smart enough to tell someone about theology. In his book, Lucado reminds us not to forget the basics. If we love, we can help. People will be open to the truths of the Gospel if we love them first. Jesus used the simplest of men just as He's called us for the same. 

The discussion and action section at the end of the book that correlates with each chapter is a HUGE springboard to any person or group that's ready to "Out Live" their lives!

1 comment:

  1. I really loved Outlive Your Life and found it very inspirational! I'm sharing a copy with a friend today! I also wrote a review of it here: http://fablefreak.wordpress.com

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