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Monday, April 18, 2011

Max on Life by Max Lucado

Have you ever wanted to sit down with Max Lucado and ask some of those tough questions about life?  Apparently you aren’t the only one because Max compiled a book of 172 questions he has been asked and the answers to those questions in his newest book, Max on Life.  They range from hope and hurt to home and the hereafter (and everything in between that begins with the letter “h”).  Lucado also includes a topical index and scripture index to make it even easier to find the answer to a specific question you may have.
I initially sat down with this book to quickly peruse the topics and expected to only read a few pages in that sitting.  It was such an easy read that I finished half of the book without even realizing it.  As I read, I marked several pages that I wanted to share with family members or friends who were asking the same questions. This book was everything I expected from one of my favorite authors and then some.  In traditional Max Lucado style, he backs up every answer with scripture and love.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the reading guide at the back which offers a concise list of Lucado’s books with the main scripture for each book and a list of his books according to subject matter.
BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Jolt! by Phil Cooke

Our lives are filled with change.  For every change that presents itself, we have a choice.  Do we avoid it at all costs or do we look at change as an opportunity to jolt our behavior?  In Jolt!, Phil Cooke offers five areas of your life where you can make the sudden jolts of life work for you.
As a person going through a great deal of change, this book inspired me to look at my circumstances in a whole new way.  Phil’s writing style is conversational, almost as if we are talking over lunch.  The points are made in a concise way and everything is woven together in a way that keeps the reader engaged from cover to cover.  Phil motivates the reader to use change to work for his benefit by providing simple exercises along the way and offering examples of others who have succeeded in a world of constant change.  This book has jolted my thinking and lifestyle in ways I never expected!

BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.