Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Review: Max on Life: Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions by Max Lucado

I have been a fan of Max for eight years and I have truly enjoyed every book he wrote. I have enjoyed his engaging narratives to every point he want to make.

Max on Life: Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions, is a significant departure from his earlier works. Here, Max takes off his storyteller hat and wears his pastor's hat in order to answer some of life's most basic yet important questions.

In contrast to the vivid imagery in earlier books, Max answers the questions directly and briefly which is a great relief for those who want answers clear and quick without getting drowned in a list of scriptural references. This is very helpful for new believers and for those working with them.

I highly recommend this for new believers and for those involved in helping them grow deeper in faith.

About the author:
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. "It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind--because my dad was," he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.

Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents' values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn't long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.

From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success--more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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