Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Review: Max on Life, by Max Lucado

Max Lucado’s latest book is entitled, “Max on Life: answers and insights to your most important questions.”  While I am not a big Lucado fan, I thought this one sounded intriguing.  After all, in over 25 years of ministry, Lucado must have heard thousands of questions. 

This book promised to speak “on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.  Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions—parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships—as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?"

The chapters are divided into sections related to certain topics (“Hope”, “Hurt”, “Help”, etc.).  Within each topic, however, the questions seem rather random and are arranged about one per page.  While the brevity equates to a quick and simple answer, it also means that some deep, thoughtful questions are perhaps answered a bit too briefly.

I did not find any answers to be Biblically unsound, but I felt that many of the questions could have been answered with much more detail, including Bible support.  This would be a good book to find a quick, brief answer to a common question. For the deeper questions, though, you might want to look elsewhere.

This book was provided by Thomas Nelson Press in exchange for an honest review.
The views expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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