Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Review: Max on Life by Max Lucado

We have questions. Real, important, and challenging questions. Questions about sex, finances, and forgiveness. Unsettling questions regarding illness, suicide, and eternity. Don't we crave answers to these queries that tug on the deepest parts of our hearts?
Do angels really walk among us?
How should I discipline my kids?
Any advice for my struggling marriage?
Why do I worry so much?
How do I know what God's will for me really is?
In Max on Life, one of the most trusted pastors and authors of our time takes on life's most important questions.
Max Lucado has received thousands of questions and wrestled with plenty of his own. Here's hoping that his answers to the questions of others will help you find the answers to yours.

This book, Max on Life Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questions is a series of questions asked of him by his followers/fans.  He has broken the book up into seven subject areas:  hope, hurt, help, him/her, haves/have-nots, the hereafter, and home.  Basically, each page is a question with his answer following.

The way the book is structured, it's hard to just read through as a typical book.  But, I don't think that's what Max Lucado intended when he wrote it.  There's an index in the back of the book with subject topics and their page numbers so you can look up any particular area you may be having a problem with and go straight to the pages on which he has discussed them.

Max Lucado is a popular Christian Non-Fiction author and has written numerous books.  He is very knowledgeable of the bible.  He quotes the bible in the majority of his answers, showing support of his views on the subject asked.  However, there were answers where he just gave his opinion on the matter, and I would have preferred he had biblical quotes to support his views.  The people writing him with questions are asking for answers based on biblical principles, so I feel they should always be shown where in the bible they should look.  There were a few of his answers where I didn't feel the biblical quotes he referred to actually answered or pertained to the question asked.  Some questions I don't feel ever were truly answered.

Still, in all, Mr. Lucado tackled a large number of sensitive, hard-hitting questions with sound advice based on the bible.  This is a good book for those who are confused as to how to live a Christian life in today's world, and also for those who would like to know how to answer the questions their friends ask them about Christianity.

*Disclaimer:  This book was provided as a free advanced reading copy to me from the publisher through BookSneeze.  I was not required to write a positive review.

I give this 3 Bookworms.


Hardcover:  256 pages
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson (April 19, 2011)
ISBN-10:  9780848848121
ISBN-13:  978-0849948121 


  1. Hi, Maria. I found you through Book Blogs. I'm your newest follower. I look forward to stopping back.

  2. Great review. I love Max's short stories :)

    I'm following.