The message that "you were made to make a difference" is one of utmost importance in today's culture. Christians must recognize the opportunities that come to ordinary people and act upon them. Max Lucado presents a passionate appeal for action through his modern interpretations of Biblical stories and the lives of Christian workers.
Outlive Your Life presents suggestions for living better lives everyday, but it does not seem to live up to its title. Real-life stories are not backed up with practical suggestions and action plans for the Christian who wants to know how to make a difference. Even though Lucado mentioned several opportunities related to his own interests, he did not make it clear how others should seek for opportunities related to their interests. Young adults reading this book are left with the plaguing question, "How can I make a difference without previous experience or extensive funds?" The book is written in language that appeals to an inexperienced audience, but it does not give them the solutions necessary to make a difference. Outlive Your Life would appeal to a wider group of Christian adults if it addressed such questions or were written in a higher style. I would recommend this book to young adults who tend to miss opportunities for doing good for those closest to them every day.
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.