Sunday, September 11, 2011

Max on Life By Max Lucado

Everyone has questions about life that they struggle with. It may have to deal with what to do when things don’t seem to work out the way that we think that they should, or how to deal with a pain or hurt that we never thought possible to survive. The questions could range anywhere between how to deal with people of the opposite sex to whether or not war is something God agrees with. These questions have all been asked by people who have had the opportunity to speak with Max Lucado, or questions that he has tried to answer in his sermons. He now presents them all together in one place, replying in a traditional Lucado fashion; honestly, compassionately and graciously.
The format of the books is simple; it presents the question and then the answer. While this makes it a little difficult to read straight through, it is easy to pick up and do daily readings with. Not everything is comforting, but really that’s just like life. God is our comforter but not everything that God does or allows is comfortable. I can’t say that every answer is the right answer, or that I agree with them all. But it is obvious that Lucado answered each with wisdom and scripture. Some of the answers gave me the impression that Lucado didn’t really know the correct answer, but he didn’t make anything up, he replaced his “I don’t know” with scripture.
Some of the questions and answers seemed to be asking the same thing; in these cases it would have been better to combine them instead of repeating the same thing. I think people when they were asking the questions, they weren’t really looking for advice but maybe some validation or clarity. Max on Life brings all these questions together showing that no one is really alone with their fears, doubts and confusion. Though I think the format was relatively simple and direct, it didn’t really hold my attention. There were moments when completing the book seemed difficult.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Booksneeze book bloggers program.  I am under no obligation to write a positive review. 

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