Friday, August 26, 2011

Max on Life

I was exposed to Max Lucado in junior high. A teacher of mine who led Bible studies in the mornings (I went to a Christian school) loved him and used his devotionals often. When I saw this book available for review, I thought, “What a nice way to remember her and have the opportunity to formulate my own opinion of him.”

A pattern I noticed throughout the book is that Max’s responses are always encouraging. He doesn’t avoid questions and answers them clearly and concisely, using lots of analogies. Growing up, that was not my experience. If I asked anything considered controversial, I would be told that it was not an appropriate topic for discussion, that I needed to have faith, or I would be given some generic answer that never really addressed my concerns. For those of us who aren’t used to asking for help, and are driven to self-help books, this is a great starting point to getting those needs met.

The indexes in the back of this book are extremely helpful in finding a question that might relate to one’s own. This book won’t be the answer to everything, but it will certainly be useful in a believer’s walk.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com 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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