We all struggle with life’s questions: Why am I here? How is God’s love different from human love? How do I know what is the right thing to do?
I fully believe that delving to the depths of these questions is part of our spiritual formation process.
One of my favorite writers – Max Lucado – has written a new book: Max on Life – Answers and Insights to your Most Important Questions. I am received this book in exchange for posting a review but this has not influence my feelings about this book.
Lucado tackles some of life’s most difficult questions and provides concise and compassionate answers. This is what I both like and dislike about this book. Most of his answers are one page long – too short to really go into much depth.
But again Lucado’s brief answers are full of wisdom, easy to digest, and provide much food for thought. None of us have the complete answer to most of these questions and Lucado gives us nuggets of truth to at least take the next step in our faith walk.
My most favorite section of the book, though, is the appendix for writers, full of encouragement and inspiration.
“Good words are worth the work. Well-written words can change a life Words go where we never go. Africa, Australia, Indonesia…Written words go to places you’ll never go and descent to depths you’ll never know.”
This book would be a great addition to a small group or individual journey. I recommend it.
GLENDA CHILDERS says
Max Lucado is a Godly guy and a great wordsmith. Thanks for telling us about this book.
Thanks for this review. I didn’t know this book was out. And I love the quote at the end for the writers. It is inspiring and humbling at the same time. I’m going to put it on my bathroom mirror!
Jean Wise says
Glad to read all the comments. One thing I do really like about Max’s writing is his word pictures. He can create a wonderful image in very few words that linger with your soul.
Phather Phil Malmstrom says
Sounds like a book worth a read Jean… Thanks for the balanced review!
Have a Blessed Day!
Connie@raise your eyes says
Thanks for sharing….I’ve heard both good and not so good reviews of Lucado’s recent work…haven’t yet read it for myself though.
Jeanie, this looks good! Are you going to share more with us from the writer’s appendix sometime?
One of the groups in our church teach from Max Lucado’s books. Personally I haven’t read any of his books, my husband loves and read I believe every book this man has written.
Charming's Mama says
Thanks for the book review. I have not read one of his books lately, but have always enjoyed what he has had to say, even when his answers were brief and I wanted more.