These are difficult days in our world's history. 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, natural disasters are gouging entire nations, and economic uncertainty still reigns across the globe. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God's love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. Let's live our lives in such a way that the world will be glad we did
Max Lucado has always been a favorite author of mine. He writes in plain, easily-understand language that speaks to the very heart and soul of his readers. In his latest book, “Outlive Your Life,” Max presents a very intriguing, thought-provoking question – If we were given an opportunity to make a huge difference in this troubled world of ours, would we do it? If we had the chance to give hope and relief to millions of people simply following the example of Jesus and the early church leaders of Christianity – would we do it?
With the idea of making a difference at the forefront of this new book, Max Lucado asks the question, “Does He still do it? Does Jesus still use simple folks like us to change the world?” And in Lucado’s opinion, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Using the first twelve chapters of Acts as examples, Lucado recites the old adage, “God doesn’t call the qualified, but qualifies the called.” And he follows the book of Acts closely—chapter after chapter using personal stories, tales about the early days of Pentecost when the disciples and their followers were witnessing miracles and their entire world change around them. Lucado also uses various Bible passages to make his points about this miraculous time in the Church. The result is an in-depth look at what happens when Christians respond to Jesus’ imploring call to follow Him.
Max Lucado has the God-given ability to bring Bible stories to life and I was especially thrilled to read his take on one of my favorite, and probably one of the most important, books of the Bible. As he retells the story of Peter’s healing of a crippled man at the Temple Gate called Beautiful, Stephen’s testimony before the Sanhedrin, and Philip’s baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch, readers will find themselves transported back to Jerusalem to walk the Damascus road with a man name Saul. Through Lucado’s words, you can feel the excitement and emotions of the early Christian leaders, and through this, you can understand Lucado’s mission to bring back that excitement and dedication into the world today.
“Outlive Your Life” has the potential to be a life-changing call to all people that we can make a difference in this world, and with Max Lucado leading the charge, the world will be a better place for it.
About the Author:
Max is the only author to have won three Christian Book of the Year* awards—in 1999 for Just Like Jesus, in 1997 for In the Grip of Grace, and in 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest magazine dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher” and in 2004, Christianity Today magazine called him “America’s Pastor.” The product line for 3:16—The Numbers of Hope sold more than four million units worldwide, including one million units of the cornerstone trade book of the same title (released in September 2007), making it the fastest selling Lucado product in his career.
His works have appeared on every major national bestseller list including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Christian Booksellers Association. He has been featured in countless media outlets and national broadcasts. Max’s writings have been published in a wide array of formats including adult books, gift books, children’s titles, Bibles, commentaries, calendars and devotionals. He is also the author/creator of “Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends” brand family, one of the most popular animated DVD series in the marketplace, with more than 5 million units sold to date. His words have also inspired a branded line of greeting cards and gift books for Hallmark/Dayspring that has sold more than 15 million copies since its 2001 debut.
Max Lucado is a Minister of Preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he has served since 1988. He has been married to Denalyn Preston Lucado since 1981, and they have three grown daughters—Jenna, Andrea and Sara—and one son-in-law, Brett.
For more information on Max, check out his website at http://www.maxlucado.com/
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