Lucado insists this is possible and after reading Out Live Your Life, you will too. The tiny, everyday living that we do affects our tiny part of the world. The author urges us to live in such a way that death is our beginning.
The book is full of stories of the everyday man or woman who made a difference in the life of another. Perhaps they bought an ox for an African farmer or helped someone here who hadn’t enough food stamps to supply a meal for their family. The question repeatedly lies under the surface of every word. What are you doing to make a difference in the world?
Are the scripture ideas new? No not particularly. Are they still true? Absolutely! Does Lucado write them in a fresh way so that they are relative to our lives today? For sure. There is no way you can read this book and think that you are already doing enough to help the poor. You are not and neither am I.
Lucado spends a lot of time discussing the Book of Acts and how believers acted when the Gospel was fresh upon their hearts and minds. You will say ouch more than once. Don’t let that make you avoid the book. When you get to heaven, God might ask if you read it and than did something about that.
By the way all the profits go to World Vision. Now that tells me that the author, Max Lucado means what he says and says what he means. How about you? Brenda Wood