Outlive Your LIfe: You Were Made to Make A Difference

Outlive Your LIfe: You Were Made to Make A Difference

by Max Lucado
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Outlive Your LIfe: You Were Made to Make A Difference by Max Lucado

These are difficult days in our world's history. Billions of people are poor, millions go hungry or thirsty every day. Disease claims thousands of lives daily. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God's love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. Let's live our lives in such a way that the world will be glad we did.

Additional Outlive Your Life products include:

  • Outlive Your Life, audio book - 9780849946127
  • Make a Difference, booklet - 9780849946134
  • One Hand, Two Hands, children's book - 9781400316496
  • You Were Made to Make a Difference, teen book - 9780849920691
  • You Changed My Life, gift book - 9781404187832
  • Outlive Your Life, DVD-based study - 9781418543945
  • Outlive Your Life, participants guide - 9781418543952

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849946134
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers atthe Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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Ginfinluno More than 1 year ago
I've read several books about giving and helping others so I was hesitant at yet ANOTHER book about the same thing... but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Outlive Your Life. Max talks often about how ordinary people are the ones who change the world. If I could pick a theme of the book it's one line from the first third, 'God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called.' It sums up the book perfectly and it's equally as motivating. I especially love that there is a study guide in the back of the book, which is perfect for small groups, Bible Studies, etc... I would have loved to have read this book with a group and then jointly picked a project at the end to put some action with the thoughts. I receommend this book to anyone.
terdsie More than 1 year ago
Max Lucado Thomas Nelson Publishing We are common folk. We sit in the bleachers, eat at diners, change diapers, and wear our favorite team's ball cap. Fan's don't wave when we pass. Servants don't scurry when we come home. Chauffeurs don't drive our cars; butlers don't open our doors or draw our baths. Doormen don't greet us, and security doesn't protect us. We are regular folk. And we wonder: does God use people like us. He did. God stampeded the first-century society with swaybacks, not thoroughbreds. Are you more dinghy than cruise ship? More stand-in than movie star? More blue jeans than blue blood? Congratulations. God changes the world with folks just like you. This is the second Max Lucado book that I have read and I have to say that it is an incredible book. Lucado delves into a subject that, upon reflection, lay deep within the heart of every person: Living a life that matters. Moving effortlessly through the first few chapters of Acts, Lucado shows us how God used the very people that society discounted, as the catalyst to change the world. These men and women of God were nothing to the culture that they lived in: a tax collector, a prostitute, a bunch of fishermen -- yet they were pivotal in spreading the Gospel of Christ and shaping history. I actually read this entire book in a day. Once you breach the first chapter, Max draws you in and points you toward challenge after challenge, daring you to deepen your relationship with Christ and, in so doing, broadening the ministry that He has placed you in. Don't misunderstand, you are eyeball-deep in a ministry whether you realize it or not. Your ministry is to be Christ to people around you - even when you can't stand to be around them. Max weaves personal anecdotes between scripture and stories of real-life people who simply trusted God to use them, and the incredible outcomes of that simple trust. Lucado's unique writing style, mixed with his honest perspective on life, creates a book that encourages as it challenges, and uplifts as it subtly chastens. I found I had to ask myself several times why I knew what Lucado was saying, but I wasn't acting on it. Outlive Your Life is a call to all Christians to walk what we say we believe. To move like we say we do. To be what we say we are -- Followers of Christ. I encourage everyone that wants to live their Christian life to the fullest to get this book, as well as Lucado's Fearless, and read them one after the other. You will walk away with a new understanding of God's will for you, I can promise you that. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
The_Observer More than 1 year ago
It has been a while since I have read any of Max Lucado's books besides those of his that were written when his daughters were still little, the only exception being his Devotional NCV Bible (which rocks). Nevertheless, I was glad to see that he did not change his style much. Same great truths spelled out in simple words, but that simplicity only makes the point stronger instead of diminishing it. That is one of the reasons why I usually recommend Max Lucado's books to those, for whom English is not the native language, yet who wants to learn. Besides being easy to read, Max has a gift from God to inspire people to action. You read and find yourself wanting to not simply read the book, but do what it talks about. This particular book, Outlive Your Life, talks about the fact that while our life here is not all we've got and that the best is coming soon, we nonetheless should not abandon what we have been given in this life, but use it for the good of others. Everyone got something - don't just bury that one talent in the ground and wait for the Master to return so you can give His talent back to Him. NO! Use it here, use it now - for that's the reason you were given that talent in the first place. It's a good book for both young adults who are just starting to wonder "What on earth am I doing here?" as well as older people who are looking for more purpose in their lives.
PGardnerNZ More than 1 year ago
Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado Max Lucado takes us through the the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts and forces us to address issues around poverty and social justice. The very issues we find it so easy to tune out to and put on the back burner. Using carefully crafted stories Lucado highlights where each of us can help. Especially pleasing was his acknowledgment that we ordinary people can sometimes do only ordinary and small things to help. My favorite quote from this book is: As Chrysostom pointed out, "We do not hear, 'I was sick and you healed me,' or 'I was in prison and you liberated me.'" The works of mercy are simple deeds. And yet in these simple deeds, we serve Jesus. In a review of this book Kyle Mcdanell says it is all social and no gospel and states: Although I believe that Lucado understands the gospel, I believe he has dropped the ball on this one. Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference is a book, surveying the biblical book Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament, about why the church should seek to alleviate poverty and fight against injustice. Again, I believe that the church should seek to do such things, but in this book Lucado presents almost all social and no gospel. Little is said about the cross or resurrection. Little is said about belief in the works of Christ and repentance of our sins. If we hand someone a cup of cold water for any other motivation than to present the gospel and to show the love of Christ, then we have missed the point. I wholeheartedly agree AND disagree with Mcdanell on this. I agree that our motivation should be to present the gospel and show the love of Christ. But I disagree that Lucado doesn't say this himself. In actual fact the book's 3rd chapter, entitled Don't Forget the Bread is all about this and Lucado says in it (referring to Peter's sermon at Pentecost): Peter would eventually speak about poverty. The church would soon address the issues of widows, disease, and bigotry. But not yet. The first order of the church's first sermon was this: pardon for all our sins. Peter delivered the bread. Personally I think this is one of Lucado's best books for quite some time. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze[tags]BookSneeze[/tags].com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
joannacullen More than 1 year ago
I've read a handful of Max Lucado's books and he's written countless others. While they are charming and often inspirational, even after reading only a fraction of his library, I find that I am tired of his style. It's certainly cute and humorous, and yes, it garners a few chuckles and presents the occasional thought-provoking concept, but it's pretty formulaic. There'd been a rather significant amount of buzz surrounding the release of his latest book - Outlive Your Life - so I went into it hoping for something more than the usual fare. Unfortunately, that isn't what I found. Outlive Your Life is full of the same homespun stories aimed at making Bible characters relate-able to us in the 21st Century, and anecdotal stories about famous and semi-famous figures. Lucado tries to show us the importance of doing something with our lives - of making a real difference - but failed to inspire me with his stale prose and quirky storytelling. Maybe Outlive Your Life will be a home run for extreme Lucado fans. If you don't mind a cookie cutter mold fit with a slightly different filling, then this is probably the book for you. But, if you were expecting something different from Lucado, this is not it. It's okay, Max...we know you mean well. Maybe next time?
Stevenkat27 More than 1 year ago
We are common folk. We sit in the bleachers, eat at diners, change diapers, and wear our favorite team's ball cap. Fan's don't wave when we pass. Servants don't scurry when we come home. Chauffer's don't drive our cars; butlers don't open our doors or draw our baths. Doormen don't greet us, and security doesn't protect us. We are regular folk. And we wonder: Does God use people like us? He did. God stampeded the first-century society with swaybacks, not thoroughbreds. Before Jesus came along, the disciples were loading trucks, coaching soccer, and selling Slupee drinks at the convenience store. Their collars were blue, and their hands were calloused, and there is no evidence that Jesus chose them because they were smarter or nicer than the guy next door. The one thing they had going for them was a willingness to take a step when Jesus said, "Follow me." Are you more dinghy than cruise ship? More stand-in than movie star? More blue jeans than blue blood? Congratulations. God changes the world with folks like you. (Excerpt back cover). In the book, Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado, he takes each of us through the first couple of chapters in Acts to show us how our lives are very similar to the people in each of the chapters and the differences they made and how we can do the very same things. We simply need one thing. A willingness to do it. That's it. We need more yes's and a lot less no's! Max in his usual way of writing directly from the heart and as a close, personal friend touches your heart and shows you the different ways we can all begin to take care of people around us. He provides perfect examples of everyday people who made less than $1.25 a day and they too are changing lives. So what's our excuse? Find out by reading Max's latest book! I received this book, compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review and believe every single person living today should read this book.
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ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that at the beginning of this book, I wasn't too excited. I have read my share of Max Lucado books. He often has great devotional insight, but I figured I had heard it all before. As I read, I discovered that this book was different. I got into the meat of the book, and I realized that the premise of his book was to live the gospel we preach in tangible ways. You can tell a hungry child all you want that Jesus loves you, but what will that mean to him or her without giving a hearty meal to the child in need? We tend to get so caught up in our own lives that we just don't slow down enough to put into practice what we profess to believe. One of the messages that really touched me was when the Apostle Paul was brought up. We know that he was the chief persecutor of Christians, and then Jesus met him and changed his life forever. Lucado pointed out that even those we think are far gone and seem like they will never turn to the Lord should not be the ones that we abandon and say they will never change. We have to keep praying. In fact, as Lucado points out in another chapter, we should pray first, not last. This would be a fantastic book use in a small group Bible study or devotional time. There is a discussion guide in the back of the book. But if you are not willing to put action behind what you are learning, you and your group would be wasting your time. One person can make a difference. If everyone on earth believed that he or she could not make a difference, nothing would ever change. He challenges us to be like Mother Theresa who, though dead, still lives on through her tremendous work with the orphans of Calcutta.
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humbled66 More than 1 year ago
As with all of Mr. Lucado's books it has good spirtual insite and give you lots to ponder on about your life and how you choose to live it. He grabs you by the heart and makes you think about what you have contributed to it and what you have done for others. It is a real eye opener.
jaaneyb53 More than 1 year ago
This is an engaging and fast paced study that really gets you thinking. Very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a big read, but in October, I read Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado after recommendations from several friends. This is a good read but not exactly what I expected.To help propel my reading, I challenged my husband. ¿I¿ll finish my book before you finish yours! Ready¿GO!¿ It helped, more than a little! The flow of the book parallels the book of Acts in its flow and sequence. The author takes different passages and uses them to set up the different chapters in the book. To me, it felt more like short snippets than it did one book that flowed well from chapter to chapter. All of Lucado¿s points were great, but it just wasn¿t my favorite read. The author had a lot of good things to say, and I was challenged throughout the book. However, I expected to walk away with a big broad idea of how to outlive my life through my legacy. Instead, I walked away with a number of little things I can do, day by day, to make an impact.
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HarmoniousGlow More than 1 year ago
Summary: In "Outlive Your Life," Max Lucado attempts to show the reader how he or she can make a difference in this world - through prayer, through love, through small actions, through breaking down walls and seeing people rather than judging people. He ends with the passage about seeing Jesus in other - helping Jesus when we feed the hungry and take care of the sick. Review: Unfortunately, I did not get much out of this book. As much as I love Max Lucado, this book came across as another "missionary" book - that is, be a missionary by recognizing and meeting the needs of those around you. Witness through action. Show Christ's love to others. That's all right and true, but its also been written about before and really didn't leave me with anything I didn't already know, nor did it really give me any solid way to make a difference. I'm also left wondering about the other side of making a difference. What about preaching? What about standing up for what you believe in? What about fighting for the moral truths we find in the Bible? I feel like there is so much more that Lucado could have covered in this book. On the bright side, it's a very fast, very easy read. Rating: 2/5 Stars * Disclaimer: I received this book for free from in exchange for my honest review of it.
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