Sunday, October 10, 2010

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

This is book, through its many chapters, is about one question: why? There is so much to be done in this world. There are many wrongs to be righted; many evils to eradicate. Yet it would seem that few champion the cause of justice and holiness. Why?

In his simple way, Lucado uses stories and Scripture to address the issue of making a difference. As Lucado shows, it does not take a Superman to change the world. The wealthy, the prodigies, and the powerful can do some good. Yet Lucado details how just helping your neighbors, your classmates, and co-workers could change the world. A person does not need to be Superman. No, they simply need to attack the lie that he/she cannot make a difference and chose to involve himself/herself.

Thus the book goes from asking the "why" question to "why not you?". It challenges the reader to step outside himself/herself and chose to be a world changer by starting as he/she opens their house door.

This is where this book challenged me the most. For some time I felt that I needed to get involved but believed that I need a degree or special training to do so. This could not be farther from the truth. I simply needed to believe that my efforts, so matter how small, would make a difference. I could be a world changer; I could outlive my life. The question becomes: will you?

**I received this book as a complimentary copy via Booksneeze. The opinions expressed are solely my own.**

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