In our modern world, many of us, including Christians, wonder if the Bible is truly relevant to our everyday problems and struggles. We are told that all the answers to our problems are found in the Bible, but because there are so many issues that aren’t directly answered by scripture, we are left wondering how to overcome and address them.
That’s why the new book, Max On Life, is such a God-send! Max Lucado skillfully and accurately shows us the Biblical answers to today’s questions, such as “I applied for a job and got rejected. I asked my grandmother for a loan; she turned me down. My boyfriend says we should split up. I’m having a hard, hard week. Is God even listening to me?”, and “How do I get out of a bad mood? Sometimes I want to snap at anything that moves-and I do!”
Questions are grouped into the categories of “Hope”, Hurt”, “Help”, “Him/Her”, “Home”, Haves/Have-Nots”, and “Hereafter”. The questions in each category are specific to that category, for example: under the category of “Him/Her” the questions pertain to sex, romance, and “Any chance for a second chance?” And under the category of “Hereafter”, questions are about heaven (what will it be like), hell, cemeteries, and “Who goes where?”
Max Lucado is one of my favorite Christian authors. He has a warm, friendly style, is never “preachy” or condemning, and reading his books is like talking to a wise and trusted close, personal friend. The answers he gives are based solidly on scripture, yet he takes us beyond the words written there to show us the Spirit behind those words. He shows us how relevant the Bible truly is, even today, and where there are not specific details from the Bible pertaining to certain situations, Max turns our focus to the God who loves and cares for us.
As a bonus, the end of the book contains a short chapter addressed to those who are interested in writing/authoring. Max gives advice and warm encouragement on the writing process to those who wonder if God can use them in that capacity the way He did the writers of the Bible, Max Lucado, and so many other Christian authors.
I highly recommend this book!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.