Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Max on Life by Max Lucado

Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions by Max Lucado, is a great book for anyone new to Christianity or the bible. As a very popular writer and author of numerous inspirational books,  Max has earned a place among the notable authority figures and apologetic Christian thinkers of the modern age.  Although not as theological as Chesterton or C.S. Lewis, evidently, Max is deemed qualified to write a Q & A type of book addressing the many pressing questions that humanity may have. For those who don't have the patience or literacy to read the apologetic works of Augustine, Aquinas or Lewis, Lucado fills the gap.  Presented in a Question/ Answer type of format, each topic is numbered and the answer is addressed by Max Lucado in his own words. It is as if the reader is having a one on one personal conversation with Max himself, as he addresses common topics and issues such as pain and suffering, money and finances, love and relationships. Topics are grouped into categories and specific issues. Max addressed major issues that plague mankind such as the problem of evil as well as other more day to day issues such as offering advice about hypocrites and gossips that may belong to your bible study group. Some of the questions appear to be trivial or silly, such as if the question as to the geographic location of hell residing "in the center of the Earth"..or .."out in space". (page 228) Some of the questions appear to be simplistic, child-like or naive, but they are addressed in a serious manner by Max, nonetheles.   This book is a great outreach program for the non believer and the new Christian alike.  Clearly, even a casual reading of the bible gospels and letters would reveal the answers contained in this book, but for those readers who are intimidated by the thought of opening up a bible, this is a good source of biblical wisdom and advice. Max Lucado isnot afraid to give biblical based advice to the reader.  As a blogger for booksneeze, I recieved a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of writinh this review.  The opinions expressed are my own/ 

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