Book Review: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

Book Description

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. 

My Take

When Thomas Nelson publishers sent me this book to review, I was in the process of reading In His Steps to my children. Reading this book at the same time was amazing. If you ever had any doubts that one person can impact the world for the better, you should definitely read this book. This book inspired me, at times moved me to tears, and spurred me on to action. 

The book is filled with amazing stories of ordinary people impacting the lives of those around them. It also contains much information about ways you can make a difference as well. All of this comes in the context of the warm, wonderful style of writing that has made Max Lucado so popular. 

There seems to be a call going forth for the church at large to stand up and do something about the world we live in, instead of wringing our hands and talking about how bad it is. This book shares in that call. Always one to literally put his money where his mouth is, Max Lucado is donating his royalties from the book to World Vision. I highly recommend Outlive Your Life to any Christian who really cares about the world and wants to make it a better place for all.


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