Max On Life is a collection of questions about God, grace, conflicts, prayer, romance, children, work, money, heaven, hell and everything in between, received and answered by Max Lucado. There are big questions that are simply answered, all backed by scripture. The book is broken up into 7 topics; hope, hurt, help, him/her, home, haves/have-nots, and hereafter. There is a topical index, scripture index, and a recommended reading list to address specific struggles more specifically. An addendum is included that addresses would-be writers.
No matter what stage you are in life or what level you are in your Christina walk, whether you are contemplating deep theology or looking at everyday events, this book is beneficial. If you are a new Christian it has many questions about faith. If you are a new mom it addresses some parental concerns you may be having. It gives good insight if you have lost a loved one and are struggling with your relationship with God. Not only does it deal with your questions it is a great resource to help people around you.
Some of the questions that caught my interest were:
More than anything in the world I want to be a good mom to my kids. How can I be the mom God wanted me to be?
The seven-year-old son of our neighbors died last week. They are devastated. So are we. What can we tell them?
Why should we pray for help when God already has a plan? He’s going to do His will anyways, so what difference does it make…..
I am a fan of the way Max Lucado writes, with lots of stories and anecdotes. He doesn’t claim to have the end-all answers to these tough questions but can back up everything he is teaching with scriptural references. I would recommend this book and will certainly use it as a reference in the future.
*This book was sent to me by the Thomas Nelson Publishing company through their BookSneeze program in exchange for honest review.