Max Lucado is one of my favorite writers. He writes to me and seems to know just how to get a point across to me. This book, however, was a bit more difficult for me to get into. At first I kept checking to make sure it truly was a Lucado book. I put it down for a while, did some reading on another book, and then went back to it. My initial impression was wrong. My thinking was wrong.
As I read, I found that once again he was writing to me. I found that I was totally ignoring the subtitle of "You Were Made to Make a Difference". Being one who constantly lives with the question of IF I'm doing what I can do to my full potential, Max gave me the insight that I am not alone in my thinking and that it is not a new idea or question..
I read this just before making a mission trip to Belize. Before reading, I was wondering just what it was that I was going to be expected to do while there. Through Lucado's writings, I was able to see that everyone has a talent of some sort that will make a difference somewhere. He makes the claim that everyone is to be held accountable to do their part in showing, teaching, and living the unconditional caring and love that Jesus showed, even these years later. Times may change but our purpose and potential does not.
I encourage anyone to read this book or any others of Max Lucado. I sit with pen in hand, marking borders and referring to scripture.
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