Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life
by Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson Publishers

Once I began reading, "Outlive Your Life," I had a hard time putting it down, not only because of Max Lucado's writing style, but also because this was a challenge for me to act, to do something, as he puts it, that will "outlive my life."

In his comfortable way of writing as if he is speaking to his readers, Max Lucado brings us up close to the world of the broken and hurting as Jesus saw them when He walked upon the earth and how He sees them now. He reminds us to "look at the hurting until we hurt with them. No hurrying past, turning away, or shifting of eyes. No pretending or glossing over. Let's look at the face until we see the person." (Chapter 7)

 We are challenged to look at people as Christ sees them; not to label them but to love them, to see them as we are, unfinished and redeemable. He's not looking for superman; He's looking for ordinary people to live our lives with meaning and purpose to make a difference in this world and to "outlive our lives." 

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Maxine said...

This sounds VERY interesting. I have thought often about these things.

Laurie, I haven't been over for a bit but I do believe you have a new heading. It looks very nice.

Anonymous said...

Hello Laurie,
Just a Hello to wish you a nice weekend.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥