Max Lucado, in is usual down to earth style, has challenged believers to Out Live Your Life.
We are given a choice…an opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope?
He uses inspiring stories to bring us to the understanding that regular people, like you and me, can be used by God for his purpose.
God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.
Max Lucado peppers each chapter with biblical examples and scripture to help the reader grasp the reality that God can and will do extraordinary things through ordinary people.
Each of us has a built in set of assumption that we use to view the world we live in. Lucado makes the reader face head-on their prejudices with pointed examples and more scripture.
And us? We are still pondering … “God has shown me that He doesn’t think anyone is unclean or unfit.”
This was particularly stinging for me. Even though I try never to judge a book by its cover, we all find ourselves making assumptions about people because of their labels: biker, divorced, fat or homeless. How often are we wrong?
Labels relieve us of responsibility. Pigeonholing permits us to wash our hands and leave.
You will not be able to sit comfortably by after reading Out Live Your Life if you have allowed any part of this book to soak in.
I recommend this book for anyone who has ever wondered “Why am I here?”. For those who are interested, it even has a discussion and action guide at the end.
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