Live Loved: Experiencing God's Presence in Everyday Life- A Devotional by Max Lucado, is a pocketsized, hardcover gift book filled with biblical inspiration on each page. This green- brown contemporary handy sized gift book would make a great encouraging gift for anyone- co worker, acquaintance, friend and family member on any occasion that a greeting card would be appropriate.
In reality, many find that the bible is most likely too large or cumbersome to carry around. Even if you have one of those thin sized pocket/ check book styled bibles, the text font is probably too tiny too comfortably read. Unless the bible contains a concordance or you have already highlighted your favorite passages, the most applicable verses are probably not readily available in your time of greatest need. My intent however is not to discourage carrying a bible. Personally if given the choice I would choose to carry a bible even if it was the size of a dictionary. But, with this pocket sized devotional, relevant biblical verses as well as Lucado's trusted and inspirational commentary is readily available. Even though I am not advocating a replacement for carrying the bible- as I believe there is no substitute for the bible, I believe this inspriartional pocket sized book has relevant uplifting biblical based devotions as well as the verses to go with them, that this would make a good book to keep handy in a car or purse or pocket. This devotional is not grouped day by day, one for each of the 365 days of the year. There are no dates assigned making this flexible for the reader to read at his/ her own pace in any order. As a blogger for booksneeze, I recieved a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review. The opinions expressed are my own.