Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Book Review: "Max on Life" by Max Lucado

on May 26, 2011

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.

My Opinion:

I really enjoy reading Max Lucado’s books, and this one is no different, in a question and answer format Max answers people’s questions on spiritual and Faith issues.  In his newest book Max on Life he takes on questions that even most Pastors today don’t want to touch in a parishioner’s life.  Covering topics in the following subjects:

  • Hope: God, Grace and “Why am I here?”
  • Hurt: Conflicts, Calamities, and “Why me?”
  • Help: Prayer, Scripture, and “Why church?”
  • Him/Her: Sex, Romance and “Any chance of a second chance?”
  • Home: Diapers, Disagreements, and “Any hope for prodigals?”
  • Have/Have-Nots: Work, Money, and “Where’s the lifeline?”
  • Hereafter: Cemetaries, Heaven, Hell, and “Who goes where?”

I’m not saying I agree with everything that Max Lucado writes such as I don’t agree with him that teens need to have a youth group at church and I don’t agree that women even those who have health problems should ever abort a baby (“Other than cases where abortion saves the life of the mother, we must protect the child.” page 62).  However, Max is right on on a lot of other Faith based questions and has much Scriptural basis and unlike other ‘Christian’ authors he does base his teachings on the Holy Scriptures and the leading of Christ.  If you’ve ever had a question that is Faith based and want to see what another Christian says then look into this book.

**I was provided a copy of of this book through the BookSneeze review program in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.


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