Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Outlive Your Life



I  fully expected that Max Lucado’s latest book, Outlive Your Life, would completely change mine.  I eagerly opened the book, looking for something within its pages to crumble my complacency and fulfill my long-lost longings to make this world a better place.  I desperately wanted something to quell my greatest fear: that life would one day pass me by and I will have done nothing more than twitter it away.  I couldn’t put the book down, as I looked for that single secret which would transform my ordinary life into something extraordinary and usable by God.  Admittedly, I didn’t find that secret, because it truly doesn’t exist.  But what I found instead was something much better and much more real.   

Max Lucado has a particular gift in writing.  He has the ability to make you feel so good when things are so bad, as well as an uncanny way of relating the Holy Scripture to our daily lives.  In  Outlive Your Life, Max uses a snapshot of the world we live in, with gut-wrenching statistics of poverty, hunger, and despair, to tug on our heartstrings until it has our stomach in knots and our hearts bursting with compassion.  Then, gently and lovingly, he shows us in God’s Living Word what needs to be done and why it is our responsibility to do it.  Best of all, Max plants seeds of hope that we - together as Christians, with God’s power - can truly change this world and affect our friends, our neighborhoods, and our culture for Christ.  

He says, “God has given this generation, our generation, everything we need to alter the course of human suffering.”  He says that, collectively, we have all of the resources at our disposal to put an end to poverty and hunger.  I was completely amazed to read that ending this kind of suffering is completely possible.  A reality just waiting to happen.  And although they certainly have their place, this isn’t a shot-in-the-arm, let’s all join hands and sing “Kumbaya” kind of a book.  This is a book about getting down and dirty, complete with calloused knees, and eyes that are swollen from weeping for the lonely and the destitute.  It’s about completely accepting God’s love and forgiveness in our own lives so that we can see the hurt and the needs in others’ lives and take action.  

Outlive Your Life is overflowing with Scripture, statistics, and amazing stories.  Each chapter closes with a Scripture to meditate on and a prayer to make your own.  The book itself closes with a discussion and action guide to help you move from hope to action.  And to get the movement started, Max Lucado has donated all of the proceeds from this book and it’s related products to World Vision, “a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.” (www.worldvision.org).  What an amazing way to take action and make a difference in this world.  

If you want your life to make a difference.  If you have ever in your life wanted to change the world.  If you want to share the Grace and blessings that God has given you, then you need to read Max Lucado’s Outlive Your Life.  Read it and receive hope.  Turn that hope into action.  And your life will be changed forever.  




Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to Start Your Own Makeup Business

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Hairstyles for Men and Teens

The Modern Fade and the Faux-Hawk
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Money God's Way, by Amie Streater

   In a time of economic struggles, our emotions and our stress about money run high. Whether you are a financial guru or a budding budgeter, “Your Money God’s Way” by Amie Streater will help you understand the seven money myths that keep you from being where you want to be financially. Using concrete examples, Biblical principals, Scripture, and a dose of humor, Amie gets to the root of the problem: our hearts. She helps her readers wade through their ‘Conterfeit Convictions’ and replace them with Timeless Truths from God’s Word. Each chapter includes a prayer, a review of the most important information in the chapter, and solution steps that you can take towards a better financial future. Amie also includes a suggested series of budgets to reach financial independence, and explains each budget and budget item. Amie has a big heart for people struggling financially, but isn’t afraid to tell the honest, simple truth. The book is clear and easy to read. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to better their finances. It let me wanting to hear more, specific information from Amie herself.

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