We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.
In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.
Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ultimate hope. He responds to the day-to-day questions-parenting quandaries, financial challenges, difficult relationships-as well as to the profound: Is God really listening?
A special addendum includes Max’s advice on writing and publishing.
Including topical and scriptural indexes and filled with classic Lucado encouragement and insight, Max on Life will quickly become a favorite resource for pastors and ministry leaders as well as new and mature believers.
All through life the way we learn is by asking questions. Max Lucado receives many such questions in the mail every day. Max on Life is a compilation of the most asked questions and his views on them from a Biblical standpoint.
This book is broken down into different sections. I like this very much because it makes it easier if you want to read about specific things.
The first section, Hope, is mainly basic questions about God. Such as does God love us, why are we here, does God have plans for us. This is the perfect section for when you are fumbling with your faith. His reassurances are wonderful and uplifting.
The next section, Hurt, addresses questions about the tough times in life. Why am I sick? Why did I lose my job? Why are bad things happening to me? We all ask those questions at one point or another. Max gives us gentle reassurances that God has not abandoned us during those times.
The third section, Help, is about living a prayerful life. God can not help us unless we open up and ask him in. It is through prayer that we can ask God for his help or just talk to him to help ourselves.
Him/Her is all about relationships, love, and sex. How do we find the one that God put on this planet for us? How do we as a couple live our lives to fulfill God’s plans? Is premarital sex ok? These are very tough questions that Max lends a hand in answering.
Home contains the knowledge to help you deal with the everyday struggles you deal with in your home life. You know those petty little disagreements you get into with your spouse? The ones that you can’t believe you actually argued over? Well, Max’s wisdom and knowledge of the Bible can help you make it through the day.
Haves/Have-Nots deals with jobs and money. How do you deal with things when your financial burdens are more then you can handle? Through teachings of the Bible, you will get pointed in the right direction.
And finally, Hereafter deals with the age old question of where we go when we die. Max discusses the matters of Heaven and Hell. How do we get to Heaven? Is Hell truly eternal?
This is one of those great books that you want to keep around for reference. There is even a great index in the back if you are looking for something on a really specific topic.