Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Max Lucado's You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be Review

First, I have to say that I am not a big reader. I do enjoy my Bible and a few short Dr. Seuss books here and there though all in all I am more of a movie girl but when I was contacted by Booksneeze to do the review on Max Lucado's book (being familiar with him in Christ) I thought I would give it a try! I must tell you I am glad I did!

They say you cannot judge a book by it's cover but in this case I will say they are wrong. The cover says to me that by being what God wants us to be we are jumping into a much bigger experience with a lot more enjoyment! More room to breathe and swim!! It is a much better life and in my experience with God this holds true as well.

I enjoyed the book mostly from what I found to be the whole point of it and that is God has already given us the tool/tools to be what he is longing for us to be. As Christians we sit and ponder and wonder what do you want from me God. In this book Max helps us understand that we already have the gift. Whether it is witnessing across the world, to our own children, helping the poor and sick or animals. It is in you and it is your calling. And when we allow our unique gift to shine through daily in Christ name ....Then God will be given glory (1 Pet. 4:10-11 NLT)

On page 56 on the side of the page it is written "An early strength forecasts a lifelong trait." God has given us this strength to please him and by pleasing him we will please others, by pleasing others we will please ourselves. I believe after reading this book that my true calling is to be home with my family and help poor defenseless animals. I have had this strength/trait since I was a small child. I have had this heart for as long as I can remember. I have often second guessed that it was what God wanted me to do because it was so pleasing to me but after reading Max Lucado's You Can Be Everything God Wants Me You Be, I am sure that is what He has called of me.

I recommend you get your copy and read it and get your own interpretation and see what He has in store for you. Thank you for reading my review and thank you Booksneeze for the opportunity to read and review such a great author and book!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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