Monday, April 18, 2011

"Max on Life" by Max Lucado

This week I had the privilege of reading Max Lucado's latest work, Max on Life.  In over thirty years in ministry, Max has been asked many, many questions.  Max on Life takes 172 of the most common inquiries and answers them with the wit and wisdom and soundness of scripture that is always found in Lucado's works.  Addressing topics such as prayer, grace, conflict, romance, money, and death, this book has something for everyone.   
  Having been a longtime fan of Max Lucado’s books, I had very high hopes for this one.  It did not disappoint.  While not every question in the book pertained to me, a majority of them did.  They were questions I have found myself asking or attempting to answer for someone else.  Lucado’s answers were easy to understand and always backed up with scripture.  I enjoyed the fact that each answer was brief and to the point.  He never got “preachy” or long-winded.  As a parent, I especially liked the chapter on family.  I also found great peace in the section about Heaven, having recently lost my mother.  This is definitely a book I would recommend to others.  Whether you are a new Christian with lots of questions, have walked with the Lord for years, or simply have questions about Christianity, I believe this book has something for you.

I am so confident that you, too, would enjoy this book, I am going to give away my copy.  Yes, this is my first giveaway.  Since this is a first for me, I'll make it easy.  There are just three simple steps to enter ("Special Agent Oso" music is going through my head right now):
  1. Sign up to "Follow" this blog. (Ah, the shameless plug to get more followers.)
  2. Post a link to this blog on your Facebook or Twitter page (so your friends may enter, too!).
  3. Leave a comment letting me know that you have done steps one and two.
Winner will be chosen by based on your comment number on this blog post. You have until May 1st to get your entry in!  Good Luck!

Here's the legal stuff I'm required to post:
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://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 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Monday, April 4, 2011

Excitement Building

Okay, I admit it.  I have gotten off to a very slow start at this blogging thing.  But, things are picking up, and here is what you have to look forward to:
  • I currently have three books awaiting review.  One of which is Max Lucado's latest book, not yet released in stores!  Wow!  How lucky am I?!
  • I have been selected to be a member of the What's in the Bible (WITB) Street Team.  This is Phil Vischer's (Veggietales) latest endeavor.  I can hardly wait to get my packet in and to watch the most recent DVD with the kids!
  • And my latest assignment is to review dog food.  Normally, I prefer the human stuff, but this is Rachel Ray dog food, so it has to be good, right?! Kidding, kidding!  My dogs will be sampling the dog food, so watch for a very interesting post once I teach them how to use the computer. 
So, as you can see, my plate is rapidly filling up.  Well, I'm off to get started!

Thanks for reading,