An inspiring book, make no mistake, Out Live Your Life, by Max Lucado is a wonderful read. But it should come with a cautionary note on the cover. Something along the lines of:
“If you read this book, you may feel God’s Spirit stir within you, calling you to walk among the people He created you to speak fluently to. There you may feel compelled to feed, clothe, minister, and share the ‘Bread of Life’ with the inhabitants. You will not be the same upon reading the last chapter.”
Yeah, it’s that good. Max Lucado has taken Scripture into our century in such a way that will remind our sleepy brothers and sisters that it is our time to serve those who do not know Christ and starve in more ways than one. The book includes a Discussion and Action section so you and/or your Bible Study can put feet to the new calling you are bound to hear written throughout the pages.
My favorite part? The sheer fact that Mr. Lucado drives home again and again, that this message to reach the world–to out live your life–is a call to the everyday Joe and Jane. It’s for me and you. I highly recommend this book and hope you find it as enjoyable and compelling as I have.
BTW, in response to a tug on my own heart, I would like to propose a book drive to all my author friends. Operation Mobilization’s ship Logos Hope has a bookstore that consumes most of the fourth level of the ship. As they pull into ports of call, they open their book store and offer these books (fiction and nonfiction, adult to picture books) to the people who line up for hours to purchase a book, otherwise unavailable in their country. They rely on the kind donations of publishing houses to stock their store, but that limits their supply of books to include only what the larger houses have in overstock or available for shipment. Often times this does not include books that are best sellers (because they simply sell before a surplus develops) or books that come from smaller, boutique publishers. And so I ask, Authors, would you be willing to donate your books to OM’s Logos Hope? If I organized a drive, would this call to your heart? Would you donate? (If you are unsure whether or not your book has already been donated, your publisher could probably answer that question for you)
More to come. . .
Disclosure: I received this book from Thomas Nelson as a free review copy. The opinions I have expressed are my own and no compensation took place.