In Max on Life, best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado addresses 172 questions from seven different areas of life. He writes with wit, graciousness, and clarity. And most important, he addresses each question with biblical wisdom. The message of Max on Life is that the Bible matters for life, for every area of our lives, for every question. From hard things to regular things, God's Word can help.
Max Lucado is an extremely gifted writer. He gets right to the point. He hones in on the heart issue. He does not flinch. And he does it all with sensitivity and humor.
Max knows his Bible. I am a pastor. I know my Bible. But Max...Max knows his Bible. And he answers the questions as only someone who knows their Bible can answer a question. If the Bible is not clear about something, Max does not make it clearer. If the Bible is clear about something, Max does not equivocate. Where the Bible offers differing perspectives, Max gives us its latitude.
Which highlights the fact that on every page, Max is writing to hearts. He hears hearts in the questions and writes to hearts with his answers. He is sensitive and careful. He writes with love. Again, as a pastor, I found each answer extremely helpful. I can only hope that the Spirit of God will help me answer these difficult questions with something like the humility, graciousness, and confidence that Max answers them.
Which brings up the final point of applause: Each answer is shorter than a page and a half. Most are less than a page. In other words, Max answers these questions--some quite difficult--with all the knowledge, all the finesse, all the pastoral wisdom described above, all in about one page.
When the biblical writers talk about the Spirit giving gifts, I do not think that they mean that the Spirit gives people gifts as much as the Spirit gives gifts through people. This book is a gift. Receive it and be glad.
*I received a copy of this book for review from 'booksneeze.com.'