Friday, September 10, 2010

Outlive Your Life

Outlive your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference by Max Lucado focuses upon the concept in his title, the fact that Christians are called to make a difference. In order to portray this fact, Lucado looks into the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts. Lucado wrote this book in a story-like format where he uses Bible passages and personal stories to show that everyday individuals can make a difference in the world.

I enjoyed the book, and found his information at the onset of the book particularly interesting. Max Lucado points to the fact that there are 145 million orphans worldwide and there are 236 million people in the United States who consider themselves Christians. If these people were able to unite in caring for the Orphans, there would be none left in the world. This statistic drew me into the book and made me want to better understand what we can do, as Christians, to change the world.

I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to make a difference, be it in the world, the United States, or in their community. I was so interested in this book, I was able to finish it in two sittings, and I would not hesitate to read it again in the future.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze 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 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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