Out Live Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference is truly a call for action. Lucado takes the reader through study and analysis of Acts 1-12. Along the way he incorporates examples and anecdotes that reinforce each key point. Ultimately, the message of the book is no matter what your circumstances might be you can do something that will make a positive difference in our world.
From the very beginning of the book, Lucado plants the seed that we all have the ability to leave a legacy. He paints an amazingly vivid picture of the profound effect one can have through a myriad of stories within the book. A personal favorite of mine was finding Father Benjamin. When a visitor asks to “see” Father Benjamin the island natives take him all over their island from the medical clinic, to the canals equipped with fishing traps, and then to their chapel. The visitor grows annoyed and he tells them he wants to talk to Father Benjamin. At this point they tell him that Father Benjamin died many years ago. When the visitor further questions why they showed him all they did they remind him that he never asked about Father Benjamin’s death but instead asked where he lives.
Max Lucado consistently encourages and challenges me with his writings. Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference is a quick read with a powerful message.
While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.