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Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life

Book Description from the publisher

We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.

In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.

Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions—parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships—as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?

A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing.

Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favorite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.

My Review:

Every one has questions, and often new Christians (even some experienced Christians) don't really know who to ask or don't want to ask due to embarrassment.   In this book, Max Lucado answers a lot of them.  Questions as basic as "I often wake up in the middle of the night....How can I calm  my mind?"  to "My parents aren't can I find Godly wisdom to make good choices?"  and LOTS more.  Max answers with common sense and scripture to back it up.  The book is broken up into sections such as Hope: God, grace and "why am I here?" and Home: diapers, disagreements, and "any home for prodigals?". 

I like that there is a topical index, enabling the reader to quickly find the answers Max provides, and a scriptural index that lists all of the scriptures used in the book.

I think that this would be a great book to keep in a church library or to give to a new christian.  We are often afraid to ask and this provides a way to get answers and directions to scripture references, without having to openly ask the questions.  While it is not an exhaustive list of questions and answers, many of them are covered.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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