Book Review: Outlive Your Life

I’ve been reading Max Lucado’s latest book – Outlive Your Life. In the same style I’ve appreciated in his previous books, Lucado gives a powerful message in short, easy to read chapters. However, the message is NOT easy to digest. I’ve found myself reading back over a chapter instead of moving on through the book. Images of injustice and poverty in our world are not pretty to see, but if we are to follow the leadership of Christ, we must be see the world with a broader perspective than our own. We must see the world through God’s eyes. We need to hear the cries of hungry children and women bound in human trafficking to be moved to do something, and not wander through life in our selfish little world.

In the same vein as Stearns’ Hope in the Gospel, the message of this book is huge and life-changing if you let it be. The idea is that you can be a part of something bigger than yourself through the Gospel. It’s amazing powerful message allows us – as human beings – to be part of God’s master plan. There are people working to share the Gospel with those who are hungry and enslaved around the world. Will we join them or stay sheltered in our world of plenty?

Thanks to Thomas Nelson and BookSneeze for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.