Book Review: Max on Life by Max Lucado

This book is a Q&A book on the many different types of questions that Max has been asked over the years.

This is typical Max Lucado style, which is as if he’s talking to a friend. It’s a little folksy, but that’s what I think is so appealing about him. The answers are often intertwined with a story to make the point more clearly understandable.

To the questions: there is a wide range of topics in 7 categories all starting with H (he’s obviously got the Pastor alliteration gift down 🙂 ) Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Have/Have-Nots and Hereafter.

There is a nice index to the book both by topic and by scripture index.

I noticed sometimes the questions seem to be very similar, but are covering different nuances of a topic. For example (this is my quick summary of the questions, the actual questions are much more detailed): 13 – How to forgive myself, 14 – How to get over fear that God might not forgive me, 15 – What to do when doubting forgiveness, etc.

Occasionally, the answer leaned on Christian platitudes and didn’t quite seem complete to me.

All-in-all I think this book would have a wide appeal, since it covers questions that we’ve all asked from time-to-time. Also, it’s helpful to have a thoughtful answer to give to others who are questioning or hurting. It’s a good reference book.

This would make a nice devotional as well, since it covers a wide variety of topics and gives insightful answers from Max that draw the reader to want to know God more.

I received a review copy from the publishers, Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


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One Comment to “Book Review: Max on Life by Max Lucado”

  1. Let G. 19 June 2013 at 2:50 am #

    Thank you for sharing your review to us. Max Lucado has an easy to understand writing skill which a reader cannot find his book hard to grasp. I’ll get a hold of a copy of this book soon.

    Have you read He Did This Just for You? also by Max Lucado? There are also many positive reviews about it, it is an excellent way to introduce the gospel to our non-believing family members, friends and acquaintances.
    This book was recommended in the site
    Maybe you can check out that site too! Great collection of books are listed there which I really found great!

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