Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Review: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

Max Lucado's new book, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference, is a straight-forward, practical approach to making a difference. "No one can do everything, but every one can do something." The early church of Acts used this philosophy to spread the news of Jesus throughout all of Asia. We can use this philosophy to show people that Jesus is still real, and still matters.

The problems of our current society are huge: hunger, poverty, wars, famines, civil rights abuses...the list goes on and on. Rather than become paralyzed by the enorminty of it all, each of us just needs to find small actions we can take: sponsor a child, volunteer, PRAY. He doesn't advocate that we all sell all of our possesions and live in poverty until everyone has everything that they need. But maybe take some of that coffee budget and use it to create good for someone else.

Max's writing is, as always, conversational and straightforward I don't feel the hell fire and brimstone raining down from the pulpet, but I do feel the small voice inside of me challenging: what can I do? What will I say to my children and grandchildren when they ask how I helped?

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