As part of the Booksneeze program from Thomas Nelson, I received a copy of Max Lucado’s book, Outlive Your Life, for review.

Our community has been using Outlive Your Life as a catalyst for discussion during our midweek gatherings. This book has been challenging us to become better expressions of God’s love for the world, particularly as we consider the daunting statistics about global poverty and injustice.

Outlive invites us to join in God’s work of redemption today:

God invites us to outlive our lives, not just in heaven, but here on earth. Let’s live our lives in such a way that the world will be glad we did.

This book builds on the story of the first community of Christians in the book of Acts – demonstrating that faith in Jesus changes everything about how we live, not simply what we believe. Lucado fills Outlive with stories of everyday followers of Jesus who have been so gripped by God’s love that they are compelled to do something about it. I appreciate the platform Lucado gives to these ordinary Christians — they’re not asked to speak at big events, they’re not household names, and yet their impact is felt around the world.

Outlive is a nice change of pace from other books I’ve read from Max Lucado. Instead of focusing primarily on an individualized sense of salvation, Outlive explores what a faith in Christ lived out for the sake of the world could look like.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”