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You Were Made to Make a Difference [Paperback]

Max Lucado
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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Csm edition (1 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400316006
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400316007
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource 3 Jan 2011
You were made to make a difference, is a book aimed at youth for around ages 11-16. Max Lucado has co-written it with his daughter Jenna to help make it it more relevant and applicable for the target audience. The book seeks to impart to the reader that God is real, and active in the world and as a result of passages such as Psalm 139, we can know that God wants to know each one of us intimately. I wish I had read this book when I was younger; it has certainly suceeded in making me think about my own personal evangelism and my motives for doing what I do.

The way it does this is by using case studies of young people from around the world who have had a small idea and changed the world in a big way. The most notable example is the boy who was raising money for charity through basketball and from there has now set up and established his own charity.

The youth camp I am involved with are planning to give this book to each camper this year, such is the impact it has had on me. If you are struggeling to convey to your young people that Jesus' love for them is real, and is more than an hour on sunday thing, this book is a must for you. In addition to this, there are bible verses scattered throughout it, space for notes in repsonse to what the reader has read, and animations and pictures to keep the readers attention. All in all, a very well thought out book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing 26 Oct 2010
By Angela
If you don't want to be challenged to the core and moved to action, DON'T read this book. Rather go to Argos to pick up a catalogue and plan your Christmas shopping. Seriously! Even a person with the hardest heart imaginable will be moved to tears within minutes of reading 'Out Live Your Life'. The first two and a half pages, before chapter one even begins, gave me goosebumps! The first chapter caused me to start the Human Trafficking section of my blog [...] because I had no excuse not to. My selfishness has been challenged to the core and my excuses have been obliterated. I don't know when last a read a book that has impacted me this much and so have decided not to tell you too much more about it, so that you will get a copy for yourself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outlive Your Life 21 Sep 2010
Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado, certainly met my expectations. When I read the opening chapter, in which Lucado addresses various world issues requiring our attention, I thought the book was going to be one big guilt trip, but it wasn't at all. The book isn't condemning in the least, but has the potential to provoke its readers into taking action. Lucado is positive and encouraging, and demonstrates that even the smallest act can change one person's life for the better.

Outlive Your Life is both readable and accessible. Each chapter is short but sweet, and follows a similar format. Lucado focuses on the book of Acts and the ministry of the apostles, suggesting how we too can administer to the needs of others in our daily lives. Outlive Your Life is a truly inspiring read, full of achievable ideas about how we can glorify God by serving people in need. The book contains a Discussion and Action Guide to encourage us to put what we've just read into practice. I came away from it with a real passion to do my part, and fully intend, in the coming weeks, to find out where my help is needed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outlive your Life 17 Sep 2010
Outlive your life by Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson / 9780849946684 / paperback / 212pp / 9.99

This is another wonderful inspirational book from the pen of Max Lucado. After 25 years of writing, he still refreshes the reader with his simple illustrations built on passages from the Bible. The stories may be simply told, but they reach deep into the heart and soul of the reader every time. But as this volume says, we are not meant just to read and enjoy these writings based on the book of Acts, but to act on them, to live out your faith, to make a difference to those around you. As one comment inside the front of the book says, "How to move from Bible studies to Bible doins".
It is so easy to be moved by such a book, but we need to put into practice what we read and the discussion and action guide at the back will help us do this. But, if you think you are not in a position to do anything, because of your circumstances, simply by buying this book will make a difference to someone, because the author's royalties are benefitting Christian mission work. Thank you Max for another brilliant book!
I was given a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson for review purposes, but this has not influenced my thoughts in any way.

Review by Margaret Vaughan
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make a difference 8 Jan 2011
This book is very inspiring and is one of the best books I have ever read so far. It talks of how any person can make a difference in the world and can change the world if they believe. It is a truly amazing book and talks of many different people's stories including young children and how they changed people's lives.

I like how while reading this book you can really relate to God because it helps you along the way, leaving lines to write down thoughts you would like to share with someone. This book really helped me connect to God and realise that if I try and believe that I can make a difference I can help people little steps at a time, it gives children the belief that there is hope.

I also like the way they have used bible extracts that relate to the chapter I think this is really good and helps children learn messages and people that are in the bible. I think this book is worth reading if you need some guidance and help but also when trying to connect to God and trying to find a place to start. I really loved this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You too, were made to make a difference!
This book of Max Lucado marks a milestone for him; 25 years in publishing. And although I haven't read all of his books, this is one of his finest. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hugo
5.0 out of 5 stars You were made to make a difference
You were made to make a difference

I regard this book as a must read for everyone, especially teenagers. Great for youth clubs.
Published 14 months ago by Christopher J Lowe
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic book!
A really great book, strongly reccommended to all teenagers! The combination of both Max and Jenna bouncing off of each other is a really great effect and you feel like you know... Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2011 by smile
5.0 out of 5 stars You should read it
It's a good book, you should read it, no excuses. It's well written. You can read it through without wanting to put it down and it's really good for your library, because there are... Read more
Published on 17 Mar 2011 by Changi Wee
2.0 out of 5 stars I was diappointed
Outlive your life by Max Lucado
Thomas Nelson / 9780849946684 / paperback / 212pp / 9.99

I was very much looking forward to reading the book. Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2011 by D. patton
3.0 out of 5 stars a little disconnected
Max Lucado is a story teller. It comes naturally to him - using language to evoke feeling and emphasise his point. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2011 by L. Mills
3.0 out of 5 stars You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado and Jenna Lucado...
This youth orientated book is based around the theme of living a life that honours God more and more each day by the power of the Holy Spirit. Read more
Published on 12 Jan 2011 by J. KEEL
5.0 out of 5 stars Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado
I have always found Max Lucado's books fairly easy reading whilst bringing a timely challenge to me the reader. This book fits that mould. Read more
Published on 12 Jan 2011 by J. KEEL
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
In Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference,Max Lucado reminds us that God uses common, ordinary "folk" like you and me to uncommon, world-changing effect. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2011 by frasermurdoch
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet inspiration
Key to appreciating this book is to understand that the royalties from 'Outlive Your Life' by Max Lucado go towards work supporting children and their families through World... Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2010 by Angie Pollard
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