BOOK REVIEW: Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

OutliveYourLifeSay what you will about Max Lucado: He can tell a great story.

The thinker/teacher/prophet part of me wants to not like Lucado’s books. His style—not to mention his theology—is pretty light and fluffy. But darn it if he doesn’t win me over every time. I once again found my heart brimming with gratefulness and passion as I turned the pages of Lucado’s most recent book, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference.

Lucado loosely frames Outlive around the book of Acts. As he reflects on the early Christian church, he challenges us to live like they did: intentionally, compassionately, bravely, generously, authentically, humbly, and in community.

Lucado has obviously been impacted by his relationship with World Vision president Richard Stearns. And that’s a good thing. I believe Stearns’ book The Hole In Our Gospel might be the most important book a 21st century American evangelical could read. (Read my review here.) I recommend Outlive Your Life as a perfect companion piece to Hole.

As an added bonus, Lucado will donate 100% of his royalties from Outlive to World Vision (and other faith-based compassion ministries). So go buy your copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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