Book Review: Cure for the Common Life

Cure for the Common Life
by Max Lucado
240 pages (I read an ebook version)
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006

Do you ever find yourself in a rut? Do you ever feel like something is missing from your life? Like there must be something more you were meant for?

This book is for you. Max Lucado is offering a cure for a life that feels so much more common than you ever dreamed it would be. What’s the trick? Max says you should live in the “sweet spot”:

Use your uniqueness (what you do)
to make a big deal out of God (why you do it)
every day of your life (where you do it)

Max walks the reader through considering the desires, passions and abilities that God has placed within them, leads them to evaluate the kind of work God has given them regularly to do, and consider how to use what he’s given them, where he’s placed them, to magnify God and make his name known. What else could be better?

In a world that loves big things: lottery winners, the Kardashians, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder and CEO) and other nobodys-to-somebodys stories, it’s refreshing to read from one who elevates the importance of small things. Not many of us are going to make a large imprint across our nation, but we all have the opportunity to make large impacts on a small amount of people by making small, prayerful, faithful and joyful efforts to make much of God in the life he’s placed us, each and every day.

I thoroughly enjoy reading Max Lucado. My appreciation for his books dates back 15 years. I’ve read and benefited from Six Hours One Friday, In the Eye of the Storm, When God Whispers your name, Traveling Light, Just Like Jesus and many, many more.

Cure for the Common Life was no different. Max Lucado has an easy reading style, is a master illustrator, and creatively highlights and teaches biblical truth and values.

The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneeze® for purpose of review. It was not required that I give a positive review.


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