Book Review: Max on LIfe by Max Lucado

Published by Thomas Nelson

We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.

In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.

Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions—parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships—as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?

A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing.

Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favorite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.

About the Author
Best-selling author Max Lucado is currently serving as a preaching minister at t Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he has served since 1988. He has been married to Denalyn Preston Lucado since 1981, and they have three grown daughters—Jenna, Andrea and Sara—and one son-in-law, Brett. Max Lucado is the only author to be a three-time winner of the Christian Book of the Year award.

My Take
I have been a fan of Max Lucado since reading On the Anvil way back in 1985, so I was thrilled when Thomas Nelson offered this book for review. This book is yet another in a long line of successes. Max on Life is basically his FAQ’s. These are the questions he’s been asked over and over again in person, in letters or via email. I was really impressed by the breadth of topics covered. Let me tell you, he didn’t shy away from the hard questions either. Want to know how to answer someone who’s been abused, abandoned by their spouse, passed over for promotion by their boss, or dealing with a vindictive ex? I plan to use this as a resource for answering some of those hard questions when they come my way. Highly recommended.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *