By Max Lucado
As a pastor, Max Lucado received a lot of questions. Difficult, the answer might change your life kind of questions. In his book, Max on Life, he attempts to answer 172 of the "tough questions" that Christians face these days. More than a few of them are the kind of questions that I'm sure you've pondered, but would never have the courage to ask a person of religious authority. Max doesn't promise to know all the answers, but he does direct each question to guidance in the scripture as well as using real life examples.
I enjoyed reading Max on Life. Max covers 7 categories of questions, including: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have-Nots, and Hereafter. Whether you're a devout Christian, or you're not really sure what your place is in this world yet, Max on Life is the launching pad for the answers that you're seeking. Max answers questions such as:
- I know the Bible says I'm forgiven. But my conscience says I'm not.
- Is it okay for me to fire an unproductive worker? I'm a Christian, but I'm also a supervisor. How do I show love to a lazy employee?
- If God cares for his people, why do Christians suffer persecution and violence?
- What are we supposed to teach our children about sex?
- Our family issue is money. How much should we spend, save and give?
Max on Life is a book to read once through, and then keep in your library for reference as you consult your Bible and other literature for more answers. There is a handy index that sorts the book by subject, so that you can always go back to those tough questions when they come up in your own life.
I liked that each of Max's question/answer pieces was roughly one page in length. They were easy to read and generally to the point. If you wanted, you could easily use this book as a daily devotional to pray on the tough subjects. Though I did appreciate the range and depth of the questions that Max answered in Max on Life, I do think that this book would be more meaningful to those who are already familiar with Max's ministry. I was not familiar with Max and his writing, so it took a bit of background history for me to learn why his answers were the way they were.
The last word: great Christian read answering some of life's tough questions while pointing to scripture for where you can find more guidance.
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