Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Review - Max on Life by Max Lucado

Max Lucado's latest book, Max on Life, is typical Max Lucado.  That's a good thing.  Lucado writes with a straightforward, easy to understand style.  He is great at taking scripture and ideas and transforming them into something that makes complete sense.  I've read numerous books by him over the last twenty years and have enjoyed them all.  Max on Life is no different.  What is different is the approach.  Lucado has taken questions he's been asked (through conversations, letters, email, etc.) which spurred ideas, and he's done his level best to answer those questions, basing everything in scripture.

The book is divided into seven main sections: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have-Nots, and Hereafter.  Each section has anywhere from around 20-30 questions.  Each answer is 1-2 pages.  As I read through the book, I noticed that some of the questions were things I wondered, while others I currently had a pretty good fix on.  All are presented with Lucado's easy-going style, with lots of scripture and anecdotes to support his ideas.

Because of the structure of the book, I found it easiest to read four or five of the questions/answers at a time.  I don't think the book lends itself to the typical read-through during long sessions of reading.  It should be absorbed in small doses, allowing the reader to think about both the question and the answer.

I'm sure this will be another best seller for Max Lucado, and deservedly so.  He has delivered another thought-provoking book aimed at helping people draw closer to God as they move along their Christian walk.

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