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Outlive Your Life

You Were Made to Make A Difference

Author Max Lucado
Narrator Dan Butler
Runtime 4.6 Hrs - Unabridged
Publisher Thomas Nelson
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Release Date March 11, 2010
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These are difficult days in our world’s history. Billions of people are poor, millions go hungry or thirsty every day. Disease claims thousands of lives daily. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God’s love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He 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.
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These are difficult days in our world’s history. Billions of people are poor, millions go hungry or thirsty every day. Disease claims thousands of lives daily. But you and I have been given an opportunity to make a big difference. What if we did? What if we rocked the world with hope? Infiltrated all corners with God’s love and life? We are created by a great God to do great works. He 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.

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Encouraging, but not Challenging
“The sign of the saved is their concern for those in need. Compassion doesn't save them or us. Salvation is the work of Christ. Compassion is the consequence of salvation.” I totally agree with this statement by Max Lucado, author of “Outlive Your Life.”
Lucado encourages the Christian to make a difference in other people's lives. There were many aspects about the book I agreed with, but it seemed like social gospel to me. I'm all about charity, humanitarian projects, etc., but Christians are called to spread the Gospel. And yes, there does need to be a balance. I think many Christians are all about meeting a person's spiritual needs by sharing the Gospel, but forget to meet their physical needs. And vice versa. Both are harmful. What good is it for a person to be physically comfortable when their soul is going to Hell? I think there could've been more emphasis on evangelizing. After all, a person's greatest need is forgiveness of their sin.
I enjoyed his retelling of biblical accounts, especially that of Ananias and Sapphira. I like Lucado's mix of humor, personal accounts, and biblical accounts.
The narrator, Dan Butler, had a soothing and pleasant voice, but he was a little bit too slow for me. Even when listening to the audiobook sped up, it was as if he were narrating at a normal pace.
I've heard a lot about Max Lucado, but I personally haven't read any of his books. After listening to “Outlive Your Life,” I can see why he is a popular among Christian circles.
Overall, I was encouraged and reminded about what it means to be a Christian.
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Review by / (Posted on 4/25/2011)
outlive your life
Max Lucado’s latest book encourages us to send ripples not only through your life and those around you as well as to others far after you are gone. He draws from stories throughout scripture and poses questions of what we can do to influence others and be a missionary wherever we are.



Max Lucado is very down to earth in his writing approach and easy to understand. Every chapter ends with a prayer based on the focus of that chapter. I listened to the audio version of this book and found the narrator to had a strong, almost pastoral voice that really gets the point across. It wasn’t a relaxing or leisurely audio book to listen to. I have heard Max Lucado’s devotionals on the radio and I would have liked it better if he narrated the book himself.
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Review by / (Posted on 1/17/2011)
If you focus too much on studying the Bible but lack of compassion toward others, this book will hopefully put you on the right track with God's love
Outlive your life is aimed for Christians who want to do more in life for God, who are wondering what does it take to be Christians. Most of the parts of the book focus towards loving the needy ones, which most Christians lack of. We study and study about the Word of God yet we forget the basic foundation of all, love. Have we noticed the poor on our streets? Are we doing something about it? Or, who is your Saul in life? (someone who has a tough background, repented, and needed your love?)

I like how Max tried to liven up the scenes that were happening on the verses through imaginations although it would not be 100% accurate because the Bible doesn’t always explain things in detail. But nevertheless, it helps to imagine the intensity of the atmosphere and the emotions which we rarely thought of when we read a story in the Bible.

In the beginning of the chapters, Max emphasizes on how important it is as a church to reach out to the needy and to the society. The last parts of the book are geared more towards individual Christians. Max encouraged and made us realize what we have not done in our lives for Jesus. Have we been ignoring that poor beggar on the same street that we pass by everyday? Have we become so isolated that we just can’t be bothered with everyone else? Have we got someone that we are ignoring because he/she is too annoying?

The book was narrated really well by Dan Butler. At first I didn’t really like his deep voice as it took some time to get used to. But he read it really well and this is probably one of the best narrations I’ve ever heard so far (apart from the “Love is a verb” audiobook). He never sounds flat and it feels as if he wrote the book himself or at least understands the emotions that Max had when he wrote Outlive your life.

On every chapter, there’s also a prayer (with a calm soothing music that sticks on my head) which helps you in reflecting your own life and truly serious in making a transformation with God.

Posted originally on http://www.writeforgod.com/outlive-your-life-by-max-lucado.html
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Review by / (Posted on 1/3/2011)
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