Monday, April 18, 2011

“Max on Life” by Max Lucado – A book worth pondering


When Max Lucado’s new book “Max on Life - Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions” was made available to read and review, I quickly jumped at the opportunity and I was not disappointed. 

In his latest book Max has compiled his responses to 172 questions that he has received over the years.  The questions are grouped together by topic such as hope, hurt, help, him/her, home, have/have-nots and the hereafter. 

What I appreciate about Max’s style of writing is his ability to simplify and put into practice his faith based on the solid foundation of God’s word.  He doesn’t make apologies about some Bible passages that people may take offense to when they are suffering or going through a difficult time in their life.  While taking God at His word is simple, it’s not easy.  There are many things we won’t have an answer to this of heaven.  Yet, that doesn’t stop the author from speaking the truth from the word of God into people’s lives with love and compassion. 

Some of topics I found powerful were on forgiveness, growing closer to God, faith in the face of cancer, prayer, the Holy Spirit, marriage, family, sex, male/female differences, and heaven and hell. 

While the book was very good, I found myself wanting Max to be stronger in his responses about sin and repentance, salvation, and abortion.  An area I wish Max had covered was about the holiness of God and how a holy God views our sin. 

I do recommend Max Lucado’s newest book “Max on Life”.  It’s the kind of book that would be good to have on your nightstand so you can read some of the questions and answers before turning in or when waking up.  There were many of Max’s answers and scripture references that I found myself pondering and meditating on.  It’s well organized and there is a topic and scripture index for quick reference.
 

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2 comments:

Ken said...

Thank you for sharing your review. I have not read this book, but sometimes in todays society many are soft on things like sin, righteousness, repentance and judgement. People do not want to say something that might offend someone or sound unloving. But people do need to hear this.

Have a blessed Easter,
Ken

susanwalkergirl said...

Thank you Ken. I agree with you that it's so easy for pastors and other believers to be soft on sin, repentance, judgment and hell. While it may not be easy to discuss...goodness only knows there is nothing more important.

Max Lucado's book was good...but he could have been a lot stronger in those areas.

Blessings to you in Christ. He is Risen!

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