Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2010 Book #19: "You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be" by Max Lucado

Book Description
God made only one version of you. He custom designed you for a one-of-a-kind assignment.

You are heaven's Halley's comet; we have one chance to see you shine. You offer a gift to the world that no one else brings. So find it and bring it! And when you do, both you and God will smile.

Yes, you can be everything God wants you to be.

My review: I received a book called You Can Be Everything God Wants You to Be by Max Lucado from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program to review. Parts of this book are taken from another of Lucado's books called Cure for the Common Life. It is a quick read and good book of encouragement I thought.

People around us have expectations that we are to choose a certain vocation or have a certain ministry. We need to do what we are made to do though, not what someone else tells us we should do for whatever reason. The main idea of the book is to find what you are good at doing and what you love and do that thing. It's not about the salary you make or being "higher up the ladder" than someone else. We need to find the thing we are good at and do that. One of the quotes I really liked in this book is: "Success is not defined by position or pay scale but by this: doing the most what you do the best."

I enjoyed reading this book and appreciated the encouragement from it. It would make a nice gift for someone who is graduating.

Have a day of blessings!

Disclosure of Material Connection: 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.”


Denise said...

Sounds great.

Kristi said...

He is one of my favorite authors. I have got to get this book. Thank you for your review!