Posted by: mattbrownmusings | 8 November 2010

Book Review: Outlive Your Life

The book “Outlive Your Life” by Max Lucado lightly retells the story of the early Christian church and relates it to today’s world.  Lucado pulls heavily from the book of Acts as he discusses a variety of topics, with his underlying theme being service towards those in need.  He provides heartfelt and pertinent stories from the world to amplify his points.

“Outlive Your Life” is a fast-paced page turner with chapters that are geared towards readers without much time to devote to reading; they are concise and to-the-point.  Each chapter leads the reader through a new topic, such as breaking out of comfort zones and looking at their world with a fresh perspective.  It encourages readers to be more giving and outward-focused, and more aware of God’s purpose for their life.

Each chapter begins and ends with a bible verse, and also concludes with a brief prayer centered on the chapter’s theme.  Small groups will benefit from the discussion questions and action plans for each chapter located at the end of the book.

It is clear that Lucado is a seasoned author.  Readers will benefit from his mature writing style which provides clear, confident points with an uplifting theme interwoven throughout.  This book is well worth reading, contemplating, and discussing with other like-minded people.


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