Sunday, June 9, 2013

is not a Max Lucado fan.

Max on Life ~ by Max Lucado

Okay, I have to confess. I don't care much for Max Lucado's preachy kids shows...see . But I do like {some} of what he does, so I wanted to give him another try. Perhaps I shouldn't have chosen this particular book to do that with. I don't want to judge Max, but I couldn't get past the feeling that in this book, he was judging me.

In this book, he gives "answers and insights to your most important questions" and I appreciated the bulk of what he had to say. He had good insights into marriage questions, and to those where a question of faith was involved, but I kept coming back to one question in particular, that of whether or not one should support a gay friend at a gay wedding. I know, I know, I shouldn't focus on ONE question, but it bothered me so much that I couldn't get past it. I'm not going to tell you the answer in this review, but I would reveal it if anyone wants to know within the comments.

Overall, the book was okay. I didn't care much for the way the book was organized, and there was just too much of Max's own personal bias to many of the answers (I know, it's called "MAX on Life", not "Max on God on Life"). It may be better suited to someone that enjoys and reveres Max, but it's just not a good fit for me.

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