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Max On Life

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Max On Life Answers and Inspiration for Today’s Questions

 

By Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.

In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.

Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions—parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships—as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?

A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing.

Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favorite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.

What did I think of this book?

Well, I am a self-proclaimed, Max Lucado fan. I’ve not read anything written by Max that I didn’t just love. So I had great expectations for this book, which were met or even exceeded, I must say.  

In the description on the inside flap of the book, I read, “This book gathers Max’s responses to the most often-asked questions. They’re vintage Lucado.”
This book will indeed be yet another blessing to many from his lifelong ministry of service to God and fellow believers. Even for unbelievers or those who struggle with the many questions life throws at them, this book is packed full of easy to read and understand truths based on God’s word.
Answers to hard questions.
 Many we’ve all thought of but were too scared to ask, or too ashamed, or too proud to admit it.
 
This book contains Max’s thoughts and interpretations of 172 questions he has fielded throughout his ministry and his life. These are categorized into seven sections: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have-Nots, and Hereafter.
I thought it a great addition to the book that at the beginning of each section was a hand written answer addressed to the individual and signed by Max to a specific question pertaining to the upcoming topic of interest.  Very personal touch!
 In an addendum at the end of the book is a few pages of Max’s thoughts on writing and publishing, which is very inspiring and encouraging as well.
A great addition to the book is a topical index for looking up specific questions you may have by topic, followed by a scriptural index.
I love the way this book is formatted with a number and question at the top of the page and Max’s answer following.
This book has the same wit and wisdom as his other books I’ve read, complete with scriptural references, examples, simple truths, honesty and down to earth encouragement and inspiration. Kinda feels like you’re sitting right in the same room with him, having a great conversation with him!
This book can be read cover to cover, flipped open to the middle to read randomly, used as reference, for Bible study, or as a devotional. Very adaptable, no-doubt enjoyable.
This is a great book for Christians in any stage of their walk, and for unsure, or questioning people too.
Another great read by Max Lucado. ***** Five stars
*I was given this book in exchange for my honest review as a part of Thomas Nelson’s Book Sneeze program.

 

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