Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Outlive Your Life - Book Thoughts

For some reason, I did not expect this book to resonate so much with me! It is a book that calls us to compassion and action in such a way you put it down and you can't wait to open your home and invite a friend to dinner, or even a stranger. He challenged me to really "see" people, to see the similarities in us all, and alerts us to the problem of poverty, not just around the world but also right here where I live. On page 58 he writes: "Every morning in America more than 39 million people wake up in poverty. In 2008, 17 million households had difficulty providing food for their families. An estimated 1.1 million children lived in households experiencing hunger multiple times throughout the year. And this is in America, the wealthiest nation in the history of the world."

Max Lucado made me cry, and made me smile. He both challenged me and encouraged me. I found this book to be an unexpected delight and I'm happy that I was able to read it.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing. 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

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