Thursday, April 29, 2010

Book Review - You can be Everything God Wants you to be

This is a gift book format taken from Max Lucado's book, Cure for the Common Life. It has the features that you think of when you think of a gift book -- small in size, some illustrations, and easy to read. The book was an easy read but was challenging at different parts. This book challenges the read to explore how God has created them and to be the person that God has created them to be. "You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be." (page 39) Max Lucado also quickly reviews how God used Paul and his drive for spreading the gospel.

"You are the only you God made." Yes, this is a good reminder to help take any the commonness of life. "You need to be you." In the context of the book, that make sense but that is one of those lines that you do not want to take out of context.

The book ends with a short list of Bible characters and the items that they had and how God use those small items. That is a good reminder to all of us that God will use what we have when we give those talents and tools over to God.

Again this was an easy book to read. Thomas Nelson suggests that it would be a "perfect gift for the graduate" and I would agree. It does help to give some thoughts for guiding and planning how you are going to life your life.

One thing that I did not like in the book was the use of multiple translations of the Bible. There were probably eight to ten different translations used. To me when authors do that it makes me feel as though they are searching for verses and words to fit with what they want to say instead of looking at what the Bible says and writing that.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their 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.”

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