Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado Book Review

I'll be honest and say that I have never read a Max Lucado book.  I've heard about him though, so when I had the chance to read and review one of his books I jumped at the chance.  Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado shows us what we can do with our lives to help others. 

This was an excellent book and it was hard to put it down.  It was so good I had to get my yellow highlighter as I read.  :o)  

Someone asked the question recently, "At your funeral, what do you want those who survive you to say?"  What defines you?  Are you a good housekeeper?  Do you care for your family?  Are you an animal lover?  Can you save a buck?  Do you make a mean potato salad?  Some of those are true for me, but this book made me think...I can do more, I have to do more! 

Chapter 2 is titled Calling Mr Pot Roast.  Max shows us how God uses the common Joe to do extraordinary things!   

"We are Joe Pot Roast.  Common Folk.  We sit in the bleachers, eat at dinners, change diapers, and wear our favorite team's ball cap.  Fans don't wave as we pass.  Servants don't scurry when we come home.  Chauffeurs don't drive our cars; butlers don't open our doors or draw our baths.  Doormen don't greet us, and security doesn't protect us.  We, like the Jerusalem disciples, are regular folk.  Does God use the common Joe?"


Chapter 3 talks about the clamshells we all wear to protect us from the outside world.  "When news reports describe Afghan refugees, into the shell I go.  When a homeless person appears with a cardboard sign, I just close the lid.  When missionaries describe multitudes of lost, lonely souls, I climb in."

"Let God unshell you!"

Those are just of a few excerpts of this wonderful book!  There is also a discussion and action guide in the back with questions for each chapter.  

Find Out More:  Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado is available online in hardcover for $13.74 and $9.99 for paperback.  100% of the author's royalties from Outlive Your Life products will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith based compassion. 

Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free by Book Sneeze for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.


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