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.
Upon recieving the book (I had already seen the cover when the book was chosen) I was even more clueless when I opened the book. I was totally not expecting this book to be in Question/Answer format. After getting over that I had no clue that it was a Christian book. I was not offended by that, just not prepared that it was a religious based book. nothing on the cover shows that it is; however, that's my sad mistake because if I had read the book description, i would have "gotten" it.
So, upon reading the book I found myself interested in the questions and the answers. I did find that he could have based more theoretical knowledge in the answers, but for the most part he was great in answering the questions he had "developed" to answer. What I did find very interesting was that most people really would ask the questions that were in the book. That was a plus for me! I loved that he used scriptures to answer some of the questions and then developed a more detailed answer based on the scriptures. I also like the fact that at the very end of the book he includes a couple of indexes for the readers: scriptures used, notes, and an added addendum. There is even a very detailed readers guide of more of his books and what they are about.
Would I recommend this book? If you are a religious reader and have life questions, absolutely! I would recommend it to my church going friends, too, even if they do not have questions. I found it very insightful and humbling. I hope you do too!
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