Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Review: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be by Max Lucado

Thanks to Booksneeze.com, I got to read a copy of Max Lucado's "You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be".

This is a gift book great for anyone, in my opinion. And appropriate for everyone. I think everyone struggles with what their place is in God's plan, and this book is just a little helpful guide to realizing where you belong. It wants you to recognize that God made you to be exactly as you are, there is nothing in you that is a mistake, he made us all to be unique. He gave us all gifts and purposes and we need to keep working at finding them to please HIM, and be proud of the purpose he has for us. We need to realize our purpose is not everyone else's purpose. We have our gift and need to nurture it, as others need to nurture theirs.

I really enjoy the writing of Max Lucado. He puts things in a way that makes it easier to understand what scriptures, and what he thinks, God wanted to tell us. Like many others, I feel what gift or gifts I might have, are small and inconsequential. But then you are reminded in this book of the mustard seed, the widow's mite and the stone that felled Goliath. Such small things that had such HUGE after affects. Small deeds can end up affecting someone in a big way. We may think a small random act of kindness is nothing, but to the person we were kind to, it could end up affecting their life in ways we never imagined. God works in mysterious ways and we need to accept that and trust in that. I would definitely recommend this book to others. To hear someone say, in words, that God made a mold just for me and then broke it so I would be the only me...it makes you think. And I think that is important.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. 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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Sheri said...

Sounds like a good book!

gayle said...

You have written a beautiful review!! I will definitely buy this book!! I wish I knew why I was here so maybe I can find out by reading this book!!

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