Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life by Max Lucado

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.

My review:
I really enjoyed this book, probably more than any o Lucado's others. It is set up in a series of questions and answers and a variety of subjects from marital relationships, heaven and hell, hurts, prodigals, and many more.

I will say up front I don't agree with everything Max says in his book, suicide one of them, yet there is a lot in the book that is good. Though the book is set up with questions and answers, he doesn't give quick and trite answers. The answers he gives are thoughtful and insightful. I was very impressed with his answers on many of the questions. He tackles some pretty tough ones.

This book isn't necessarily one you would sit down and read straight through. It is more of a resource. I enjoyed reading it, and yes, I did disagree occasionally, but still found it an excellent book and enjoyed reading it and seeing what someone of Lucado's stature had to say about some of the topics addressed. He makes a lot of sense and it is obvious he put a lot of time into this book and what he had to say in it.

About the author:

With over 100 million products in print, Max Lucado is one of America’sDenalyn, live in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the Oak Hills Church.



Max on Life is available from Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the review copy.