Saturday, November 20, 2010

Outlive Your Life: A Review

Have you ever asked yourself how can 'I', as one person, possibly make a difference?  What do I need to do to become the 'best' me?  How will becoming the best me allow me to better serve the Lord?

I know I sure have....on multiple occasions.

In the book, Max Lucado uses several scenario's to draw you in and explain just how 'extra' ordinary people have done just that.  He uses accounts of his life, interactions with missionaries, and other influential Christians to encourage us to allow God to use us in ways that we may have never imagined for our lives.

He challenges you to look within yourself and seek to be the best truly be selfless.  With God by our side, we are capable of accomplishing things that would otherwise seem impossible and/or out of our reach.

He reminds us to not allow prejudices to get in the way of allowing God's light to shine through us, even if  we think the person(s) seem like unlikely candidates.  It's important to look back often to where we were when God called us to His word....His grace shows NO boundaries.  He reminds us that by serving others, we are serving Him.

Sometimes we have to get out of our own way to be who God wants us to be.

I loved this book so much I purchased it for my dad for Christmas.  The other day he came up to visit and my copy was sitting on the entry way table.  He picks it up and tells me, "Roxann is reading this book for her Bible Study group."  I guess I'll be getting him something different, but I DO recommend this book to anyone

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