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Outlive Your Life — a book review

When Max Lucado writes a book, many folks will buy it just because it’s by Max. I confess, I jumped on the chance to read this book for review because he wrote it. Does that mean that it holds little weight for helping me see the truth of the subtitle, “You Were Made to Make a Difference”?

Not hardly.

I want my life to matter. I want to make a difference in my realm of influence.

First, let me remark about the page that tells the reader that “One hundred percent of the author’s royalties from Outlive Your Life products will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion. To follow World Vision’s use of the funds, go to”

Personally, I think that’s an admirable thing. Not only is Mr. Lucado donating the royalties, he invites you to check up and see what’s happening with the funds.

Now to the book. As with any other Max Lucado book, the reader can get as much or as little from it as they are willing to accept. If the reader is willing to look beyond the anecdotes — to actually apply the principles talked about in the chapter, he or she can experience change.

Whether talking about being closed up in a clam shell and suffering with gelatinous cardiacinus and the involuntary reflexes that come with it or the thought-provoking question, “Where’s the bread?” Lucado peels back layers of “stuff” that we tend to look over and past in our own lives. He meddles just enough to cause us to consider making a change in that behavior.

I’d recommend this book to everyone — even if you’re not a Lucado fan. Consider the fact that you have asked yourself what you’re doing with your life or its cousin, what will people remember when I’m gone? Allow Mr. Lucado’s words to penetrate and help you make some decisions now that will help give you answers for those questions.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from 
the publisher through the book review bloggers 
program. 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 :
“Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

About Faye Bryant

Having been compared to Erma Bombeck, Faye uses wit, humor and humility to share wisdom and truth with women of all ages using the style of open and honest discussion between close friends. Faye is unabashed with her presentation of her faith, yet connects with those who feel unaccepted by religion or church. As an author and a speaker, Faye takes audiences beyond the traditional answers to look deeper into scripture and find truth to apply to life here and now.

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