Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life ~ A Book Review

Max Lucado is one of my favorite Christian authors. His new book, “Max on Life,” does not disappoint. In this book, Lucado answers 172 questions asked by readers and members of his congregation and no topic is off limits. The book is divided into seven sections which include:

Hope ~ God, Grace, and “Why and I here?”
Hurt ~ Conflicts, Calamities, and “Why me?”
Help ~ Prayer, Scripture, and “Why church?”
Him/Her ~ Sex, Romance, and “Any chance of a second chance?”
Home ~ Diapers, Disagreements, and “Any hope for prodigals?”
Haves/Have-Nots ~ Work, Money, and “Where’s the lifeline?”
Hereafter ~ Cemeteries, Heaven, Hell, and “Who goes where?”

The format of the book is much like a “Dear Abby” column, with a brief question and then Lucado’s answer to follow. The answers are written as if you were sharing a cup of coffee and having casual conversation with him. I love that he uses a combination of life experience and scripture. The measuring stick is to look at Jesus and what he would think and do in similar situations.
While I sat down and read this book cover to cover, it could easily be used as a reference guide for future situations and conversations. Included in the book are topical and scriptural indexes. This book is a great addition to my personal library and will be for yours as well.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com 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

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