Outlive Your Life: Review & Giveaway

10 Sep
I, like so many other Christians out there, have struggled with searching for God’s purpose for my life.  In a world of suffering and enormous obstacles, it is easy to feel that our lives, and our work here on earth, isn’t really making a difference in the lives of those who need the love of Jesus.
In his new book, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, Max Lucado carries his readers through the book of Acts, examining the lives of the Jerusalem church.  Embedded into their stories are lessons that still reign true for the modern church.  In a world where instant communication across the world is possible, how can we maximize our impact?  How can we communicate the message of Christ with the dying and the lost?
From learning the importance of teamwork in ministry to seeing the needs of others, Lucado deals with tough subjects that have often threatened community within our churches and our ministries.  At the end of his work, he includes a Discussion and Action Guide, complete with in-depth discussion questions that would be ideal for conversation among a small group.  His Ideas for Action at the end of each Chapter discussion inspires readers to apply these ideas to their daily lives.
As Lucado writes, “We are given a choice…an opportunity to make a big difference during a difficult time.  What if we did?  What if we rocked the world with hope?  Infiltrated all corners with God’s love and life?  What if we followed the example of the Jerusalem church?
What if we did all of these things? 
“Here’s a salute to a long life: goodness that outlives the grave, love that outlasts the final breath.  May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life.” – Max Lucado, Outlive Your Life
I feel really strongly that this is a book that can really help Christians relate to others, and really make an impact for Christ.  That’s why I’m giving away the lovely hardcover copy that Thomas Nelson sent to me!
Here’s how to enter:

Mandatory Entry: Become a follower of Morning Cup With Meg using the Followers section in my sidebar.

Extra Entries: (Leave a comment for each additional entry so you get credit)

1) Leave a comment telling me why you’d love to read Max Lucado’s latest book

2) Share this giveaway on Twitter
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5) Follow me on Twitter
6) Like Morning Cup With Meg on Facebook

This giveaway will end on Saturday, September 18th at 11:59 PM EST.  Open to U.S. residents only.

Want a preview of the book before you enter the giveaway?  Go to Max Lucado’s official website to download a free copy of the first chapter.

This book was provided to me courtesy of Thomas Nelson.  I received no monetary compensation for this review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.


5 Responses to “Outlive Your Life: Review & Giveaway”

  1. Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life September 11, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    It's definitely something to aspire to!

  2. Cyn123 September 11, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    What is my purpose? I need a reminder!

  3. Janet September 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    I've been wanting to read this. I follow. miss_jama at hotmail dot com

  4. Janet September 14, 2010 at 8:17 pm #

    I follow on Twitter. FrugalFocused1

  5. Janet September 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    I tweeted about the giveaway. FrugalFocused1

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