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Max On Life by Max Lucado

Updated on September 2, 2013

Max On Life was written by Max Lucado.

Max On Life is a graceful book which covers some very tough questions which he has been asked throughout his life. His ability to handle each question in such a gracious, tender, and calmness made the reading go smoothly and without any struggle. Question after question I found myself eagerly waiting for instruction, guidance, and found his references to biblical scriptures not over bearing but balanced out quite nicely. I love books that make me eager to seek, read, and study our scriptures; this is one of those books.

You can read this book cover to cover or quickly jump to a specific section that you might need guidance in. The essence of his questions can be felt by his chapter titles;

  • Hope
  • Hurt
  • Him/Her
  • Home
  • Haves/Have Nots
  • Hereafter

I do not hide that I love having and believe that prayer journals is a great form of learning, growing, connecting with God and our inner spirit and heart. If you ever wanted to start one before and not sure where to begin look over these 170 questions and answers. They will give your mind a great starting point if at any time you find yourself without something to write about. Definitely a great book to have if your into prayer journals.

What were his questions like? Many of his questions hit home to me. Some pertained directly to situations that I am going through in my life. Some answers brought me enough insight to find peace with the answer. For other questions, his answers were great starting points to get my heart moving towards the right direction.

What about the questions which I felt did not pertain to me? The questions which did not pertain to me; were helpful because they gave me windows to topics that are very suitable and timely for today's needs and what is going on in other peoples lives. I found myself learning, understanding and being more compassionate without trying.

Was there any one question that hit home the most and if so which one? I found he started out strong, jumping right into my heart with the first question:

"1: I've been disappointed so many times by human love, and I think this has given me a faulty view of God's love. Can you help me understand how his love is different from human love?"

My heart needed this question to be asked because I do not know if I would have ever had found a way to articulate it so nicely. Just with that question I have a lot of prayer, inner searching to do and I am deeply grateful for Max Lucado's guidance as a starting point. His words are not harsh but straight forward

Did you find anything else interesting in this book? I love to write. I love his style and his "voice" that I found in his writings. I will be reading his books so I can study the way he writes. It has a harmony which includes, strength, guidance, straight forwardness, and very nonjudgmental. I can learn much from his words and his voice. One of his last chapters is called "The Write Stuff" which covers the topic about wanting to be a writer which I found very useful.

Overall? Loved it! This was my first introduction to Max Lucado's writings and I am already looking for more titles from him.

*The publisher Thomas Nelson provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze in exchange for a honest book review.



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  • viveresperando profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

    Thank you both for taking the time to comment on my hub!

  • JJMMyers profile image


    6 years ago from North Carolina

    Thank you for this review! I have read a couple of Max Lucado's books and I really like how he writes in such a way that is deep and insightful without being "beyond" most of us. At a David Jeremiah conference about 2 years ago I heard Lucado speak. He spoke to a crowd of thousands as if he was sitting in my living room with 5 or 6 people; quite a gift! Have a blessed day!

  • FaithDream profile image


    6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

    Max Lucado is my all time favorite writer. His voice and style is easy to read & he writes the truth from his heart and his experiences.

    I have this book as well, I often refer to it when I need to be inspired.

    Thanks for sharing.


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