March 25, 2016

Book Review: Max on Life


Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions, by Max Lucado is an excellent resource and worthwhile book to read.

Lucado complied 172 questions that he’s been asked over the years, as a pastor and writer, from various individuals.  With these 172 questions, he provides 172 answers, based on scripture.

In the introduction (titled Before We Begin…), Lucado wrote, “Pastors receive many letters.  Writers are asked many questions.  Being both a pastor and a writer, I’ve heard more than my share.  And they’ve shaped my thoughts.”  He continued to share, “This book collects some of those thoughts.  Many of these answers appeared initially in earlier books.  Others are only now pageworthy.  But all of them, I pray, will help you with your questions.”

There are seven main sections are titled: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have-Nots, and Hereafter.  Here are the main sections and the topics discussed:
  • 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?”
  • Haves/Have-Nots: Work, Money, and “Where’s the lifeline?”
  • Hereafter: Cemeteries, Heaven, Hell, and “Who goes where?”

Plus, there’s a five page bonus chapter, titled The Write Stuff, which is geared towards writers and inspiring authors.  For easy reference, this book also includes a topical index and scripture index.

Max on Life is an ideal book for anyone to read…from teenagers to young adults to older generations, as well as from dedicated Christians to new believers to those still searching for faith.  This book is highly recommended.


Note: I received this book from Book Sneeze, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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