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Friday, September 10, 2010

Out Live Your Life - Giveaway and Review

We are common folk.

We sit in the bleachers, eat at diners, change diapers, and wear our favorite team's ball cap. Fan's don't wave when we pass. Servants don't scurry when we come home. Chauffer's don't drive our cars; butlers don't open our doors or draw our baths. Doormen don't greet us, and security doesn't protect us. We are regular folk.

And we wonder: Does God use people like us?

He did. God stampeded the first-century society with swaybacks, not thoroughbreds. Before Jesus came along, the disciples were loading trucks, coaching soccer, and selling Slupee drinks at the convenience store.

Their collars were blue, and their hands were calloused, and there is no evidence that Jesus chose them because they were smarter or nicer than the guy next door. The one thing they had going for them was a willingness to take a step when Jesus said, "Follow me."

Are you more dinghy than cruise ship? More stand-in than movie star? More blue jeans than blue blood? Congratulations. God changes the world with folks like you. (Excerpt back cover).

In the book, Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado, he takes each of us through the first couple of chapters in Acts to show us how our lives are very similar to the people in each of the chapters and the differences they made and how we can do the very same things. We simply need one thing. A willingness to do it. That's it. We need more yes's and a lot less no's!

Max in his usual way of writing directly from the heart and as a close, personal friend touches your heart and shows you the different ways we can all begin to take care of people around us. He provides perfect examples of everyday people who made less than $1.25 a day and they too are changing lives. So what's our excuse? Find out by reading Max's latest book!

I received this book, compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review and believe every single person living today should read this book. That is why I am offering a giveaway for a copy of his book. Here are your guidelines:

1. Must be a follower of Reviews From The Heart!

2. You must reside in the U.S.

3. I need a way to contact you by email if you are the winner, so please include it in your comment. You may use (at) or (dot) instead of the symbols when leaving your email address.

4. I will close comments by September 17th and notify the winner by email. If I don't hear from you in 5 business days, I will select another winner.

5. Leave me a comment on how you are changing the world or providing acts of kindness in your life.

For more information on this book, the author or where to purchase a copy, click on the title of the book below, and the giveaway ends on September 17th.


  1. thanks for the opportunity to read this inspirational book... showing kindness to others is extremely important to me.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  2. His books are alway wonderful, I'm an e-mail subscriber.
    Theresa N

  3. It sounds like a very interesting book. I have a few of his books and they are very good. I follow you publicly. dpucci9972atgmaildotcom

  4. I would like to win this book! It sounds really good. Thanks for the chance. I am a follower.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. Acts of Kindness....just in the everday things you can do for others like holding a door, smiling, offersing help, etc. Even the littlest things helps to make someones day.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. I'd love to win a copy! I try to do little things to brighten people's day, like smiling and being cheerful, holding doors, talking to people I normally wouldn't talk to, and the like. I am a follower.


  7. I am a follower. I try to be kind to cashiers and other people that are often taken for granted. Just a simple thank you can brighten someone's day.

  8. I have God-given talents in the kitchen so on one Tues. or Thursday a month I cook for the children in the after school Mission Project that our church has. I've been collecting storybooks for this program and will keep hunting the GoodWill for games and such.
    I follow on GFC as frugal tumbleweed acres.

  9. I would love the opportunity to win this great book. Max Lucado is great.
    I am a follower on GFC


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