Monday, August 06, 2012
Max Lucado on Life
I was looking forward to reading this book by Max Lucado. Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions was an easy to read book, which frankly was frustrating. Don’t get me wrong, he has a lot of great things to say, and his viewpoints about life are great, but I wanted something which would take me a little deeper theologically.
Basically, Max is operating like a “Dear Abby” character, answering questions which people have sent in over time. He breaks the chapters down as follows ~
1) Hope: God, Grace, and "Why am I here?”
2) Hurt: Conflicts, Calamities, and "Why me?"
3) Help: Prayer, Scripture, and "Why church?"
4) Him/Her: Sex, Romance, and "Any chance of a second chance?"
5) Home: Diapers, Disagreements, and "Any hope for prodigals?"
6) Haves/Have-Nots: Work, Money, and "Where's the lifeline?"
7) Hereafter: Cemeteries, Heaven, Hell, and "Who goes where?"
He covers most every basic topic we have in life. I had no problem agreeing with Max’s basic theology. Again, my issue was wanting something deeper, which would challenge me a little more. For the casual reader who is not wanting deep theology, this is a great book to read to help answer life’s questions and gain perspective from a man I believe is one of the greatest Christian writers of our time.
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