Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference

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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4 responses to “Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado

  1. You guys should invest alot of time working on this blog. im impressed

  2. John

    Is the book a bit leftwing socialist?

    • cariray

      I might wonder the same thing, if all of the calls to action were for the collective state to take from the individuals in order to care for the poor, the sick and other needs. However, I believe this book is based on a desire to help individuals see the difference they can make. I would be the first one to raise the red flag if Max Lucado were to suggest that collectivism/socialism/progressivism was a viable option to serve God as we live out our Christianity. Collectivism requires no individual choice to make a difference. It doesn’t even allow you to have an opinion unless you’re part of the ruling elite.

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