Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado instantly drew me amongst the list of available books for review from the library of Thomas Nelson. Who does not want to outlive his life anyway? I know I want to do mine. It got even more interesting as I stack the pillows behind me and lay myself to indulge in reading the book.
Outlive Your Life, You Were Made to Make a Difference is exactly the book I thought it was going to be. It basically challenges the reader to make a difference in the way we live that does not make you feel that it is such a daunting task. When statistics about poverty were mentioned in the first few pages, which I already knew of, I honestly thought I was out to get frustrated as I read on. But I did not. Because it segued perfectly in its primary focus which was relationships. This book totally reaffirms the things that my husband and I choose, in the ministry, even as we disciple our son in the knowledge of Christ. It encouraged my heart to just keep on.
Each chapter of this book seems to stand alone. This can be an advantage for those who would love to just pick any chapter and learn from it anyway. But I know of readers who would love continuity and focus, which I honestly think, this book does not lack despite this kind of format. I love the way Max Lucado effectively sent the challenge of having our faith impact our relationships without overwhelming the reader, which can happen in some books with the same theme. 5 stars for Max Lucado’s Outlive Your Life.
Disclosure: I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.