Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Review: Outlive Your Life

Max Lucado is at it again. He is on a mission to deliver messages of hope and compassion to the world and he has artfully succeeded in his new book, "Out Live Your Life".

The premise of this book is simple: don't just "live", "outlive". By this, the author means that everyone should take a few extra seconds to think about how their daily, routine interactions with others will leave lasting impressions and may even forever impact lives. He devotes each chapter in the book to a scenario that has either happened in Biblical times or has occurred in his own life. There are lessons to be learned and this book should be on the must-read list for those that are willing and aching to get more mileage out of daily life.

One of my favorite scenes in the book deals with a homeless man that Mr. Lucado had met a year prior when he was panhandling for food on the side of a busy intersection. Mr. Lucado took the man to a local diner for a meal and conversation and this simple act of kindness would leave a lasting impression.

As fate would have it, the same man would be in the same location and the author would drive up for another chance meeting. This time, the panhandler recognized him and waved and shouted. Mr. Lucado remembered the man as well and they exchanged a smile and wave before continuing on with "life". The two men will remember each other for life and they were both forever changed by this random act of kindness.

This book is available at Barnes&Noble as well as Amazon. Be sure to check it out and tell 'em Emmy@A.Typical.Life sent you.

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