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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    You Were Made to Make a Difference - Review

    You Were Made to Make a Difference is the second Max Lucado book I read (this one is co-written with his daughter Jenna Lucado Bishop). And expectations were a bit high, after reading Fearless.

    But, it was such a pleasure reading this book. I loved the writing style (especially Jenna's). Almost everything about this book was so lovable and inspiring. the cover, the different fonts, the stories, everything.

    This book is aimed at teenagers, to inspire them to make a difference. And surely it did inspire me. It made me realize that I, too, was made to make a difference, and that I need not wait till I grow up to make one. I guess even adults would love the awesomeness in the book and be inspired.

    If you are in your teens, then this book is a must read. And if you are an adult. well, then do find some time and go through this one.

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  • Posted October 13, 2010

    You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop

    This book is a book aimed toward the teenage population, to motivate them to go out and to make a difference in the world. It teaches what the Bible says about going out and doing, and the best part is that it is focused on the teenage generation. It shows them how to make a difference in simple ways, and right in their home towns.
    I truly enjoyed this book, and even though it was geared toward teenagers, I found myself challenged in different areas of my life as well! My husband is a youth pastor, and I liked this book so much that we are planning on possibly using it as a series for our weekly youth meeting. The book talks about who God is and how He loves each one of us. It also talks to teens about just how important is is to get out and to help others, to help those in need, because that is what we were called to do. The authors also included stories of teenagers around the country who have made a difference in their communities as well as many different ideas to get teens started in making a difference.
    Although I didn't quite like some of the analogies used in the book, I would recommend this book to not only teenagers wondering how to get closer to God and to make a change in their community, but also to youth leaders, volunteers, and people who are seeking God and ways to serve Him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2010

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    Must-read!

    You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado Bishop (with Natalie Gillespie) is an inspiring, practical guidebook for teens of all ages. (This is the teen version of Max Lucado's Outlive Your Life.) By presenting the first church of Acts in an easy-to-read style, Max Lucado and his daughter Jenna teach teenagers that they can make a difference, no matter their ages or limitations.

    In the pages of You Were Made to Make a Difference, I found comfort and inspiration. I am a huge fan of books that teach me, a teenager, to live beyond the world's normal standards. In my own life, I am striving to make a difference, and this book gave me more thoughts and plans for outliving my life.

    The point of the book is this: no matter your age, no matter how much money you have, no matter your family situation, no matter your limitations; God can use you. God wants to use you. I cannot argue with that at all.

    Content aside, this book is just fun to read. It has really cool designs, stories of other teen's make-a-difference lives, and extra info about ministries that accept teenage help. I must say that I am a huge fan of Max Lucado's writing style. I have read several of his teen books in the past, like He Chose You, Just Like Jesus, It's Not About Me, Facing Your Giants, and 3:16. I love the fact that he doesn't over-simplify the information like some authors do, assuming that just because the book is written for teens, the book can't have a powerful, in-the-world-not-of-the-world message.

    It is interesting to note that I read the above mentioned books when I was twelve and thirteen. I was interested to see how You Were Made to Make a Difference would affect me now, as an older teenager. But it was completely applicable to my life now. I think this book would be a great read for anyone from 10 to 20 years old.

    "So spend some time with Jesus. Ask him to change you. Ask him to love through you. Then...THEN...you can make the difference you were designed to make" (199).


    **I received my copy of You Were Made to Make a Difference free from Thomas Nelson Publishers via booksneeze.com. I was not paid to review this book. I was asked to give my honest opinion of this book, and my review was in no way influenced by Thomas Nelson Publishers.**

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    Awesome book!

    I haven't even finished reading the whole book yet but I had to share it. You were made to make a difference was written by Max Lucado and his daughter Jenna Lucado Bishop. It is the teen version of Outlive your Life.
    The witty style, the heartbreaking facts and the down to earth writing style really cuts down to your heart.

    Did you know that there is enough food on the planet to offer every person 2,500 calories of sustenance a day?

    Why the heck are there people who have nothing to eat when I can shove a whole pizza down my throat. Wow, that hit me between the eyes.

    Max poses three questions that were asked of him.
    1. If you were a German Christian during World War II, would you have taken a stand against Hitler?
    2. If you had lived in the south during the civil rights conflict, would you have taken a stand against racism?
    3. When your grandchildren discover you lived during a day when 1.75 billion people were poor and 1 billion were hungry, how will they judge what you did to help?

    It is easy to say "of course" to the first two, we weren't there, but we can saw that we would have stood up for what is right. But, question 3 is now. We have to answer to it. How are we going to?

    I am so excited about this book. I am going to write an email to my church youth pastor and share this amazing book.

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