9/9/10

Outlive Your Life


Outlive Your Life is a truly motivational book. Max Lucado delivers a strong message backed by countless scriptures. Just read the back of the book and you will be inspired:

"Dear Friend,
May I share a story that is very dear to my heart?
It's a story of hillbillies and simple fold, net casters and tax collectors. A story of a movement that exploded like a just-opened fire hydrant out of Jerusalem and spilled into the ends of the earth: into the streets of Paris, the districts of Rome, and the ports of Athens, Istanbul, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires. A story so mighty, controversial, head spinning, and life changing that two millennia later we wonder:
MIGHT IT HAPPEN AGAIN?
Heaven knows we hope so. These are devastating times: 1.75 billion people are desperately poor; one billion are hungry. Lonely hearts indwell our neighborhoods and attend our schools. In the midst of it all, here we stand: you, me, and our one-of-a-kind lives. We are given a choice...an opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time
. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope?
Worth a try, don't you think?"

Wow, I want to make today's church like the early church! (And we can!) Lucado states that though no one can do everything, everyone can do something. With short chapters, full of illustrations and examples to show that small actions make a difference, Outlive Your Life is a quick and easy read. The examples were both touching and powerful. Each chapter begins with scripture and ends with another scripture and a prayer. I love the prayers. Some I plan to copy in my journal to read and pray again and again. This book has a message for everyone, regardless of where or how God has called you. We are ordinary individuals, but we have an extraordinary God. With Him, we can do anything! Amen!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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