The 191 page, full color gift book, You Changed My Life by Max Lucado, would certainly be an appropriate gift to commemorate a special friend or loved one. The book itself is reminiscent of a greeting card. Perhaps a super greeting card would be a better description. In fact there is a presentation page in the front.
This book contains several motivational short stories or anecdotes about courage, love, friendship and sacrifice. Each story is at most, 2- 3 short paragraphs in length. Some stories feature the courageous tales of well known heroes such as Maximilian Kolbe who was a marytr of the holocaust. Other stories tell about unknown, everyday, ordinary people, whose stories are perhaps not as heroic yet hearwarming, nonetheless. There are several stories of the powerful bonds of love between father and son, mother and child as well as husband and wife. There are character building stories about teenaged friends. There are several stories of the everday sacrifice displayed among elderly couples- of a love that never tires yet endures. I believe that seniors especially, will appreciate this book as it gives a voice and dignity to a labor of love, that often is overlooked and not recognised. Some readers may find that perhaps a few of these stories are uninspired or somewhat mundane. While all these stories may not appeal to every reader of this book, each and every reader will probably find at least one story to connect with. In other words just about every reader will find at least one encouraging or motivational story. This book would be appropriate for any occasion that calls for a greeting card of appreciation or love. As a member of booksneeze.com I receieved a copy of this book by Thomas Neslosn publishers for purposes of review. The opinions expressed are my own.