Book Review: Out Live Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference

In Out Live Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, Max Lucado presents a book to challenge the church to minister to the least of these.  This book is a narrative-driven commentary on the ministry of the early church to hurting people throughout the book of Acts.  Lucado does an excellent job of making the passages come alive and presenting them in an American context.  The book also tells the stories of many people outside of the New Testament that God has used to make an impact that stretches beyond the reach of their life.  This book is more personally challenging than many of Lucado’s previous works.  Today’s church has become too comfortable in our American religion that centers more around us than the gospel or the mission of God to love and reach out to the hurting.  Lucado stands in line with other church leaders, who are sounding a wake up call to Christians to get involved in becoming the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.  The discussion/application guide serves as a tool for small group discussion on this important topic, which stood at the center of Christ’s life and ministry.   Out Live Your Life serves as an inspiring and engaging yet challenging book, which will leave readers asking themselves how they can better love and live like Jesus in a broken and hurting world.