Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life

Max on Life by Max Lucado may or may not be what you are expecting.  It depends on what the title has led you to believe the book will contain.  The book is a collection of thoughtful answers to a variety of questions.  Organized by topic it is a collection of letters Max Lucado has received and his response.  Often he will guide the individual to scripture or use scripture to clarify and solidify his response.  Clearly he has given thought to the advice he is giving.   This collection is not going to provide the reader with an exhaustive theological essay on any topic, so if you are looking for in-depth study on an issue, this is not the reference book you seek.  Most responses are one page in length.   However, if you are looking for thoughtful answers to many of the common questions we ask as Christians many are here.  Often one doesn’t need the theological essay and its research, they need the concise answer to help them move along in their individual walk.  This book fits that bill.  It will give you food for thought.  It will give you his perspective.  It will reveal his heart for others.  You will need to study more, perhaps his suggestions will give you a place to start.  Remember God gave us the book we need for life, this one can’t (nor do I believe it was intended to) replace it.  A more apt subtitle might have been “Thought Provoking Responses to Your Most Important Questions.”  The “answers” can only be found in the Bible itself so let this collection lead you back there.

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