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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Book Review: You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

This book review is a little late considering that this book is a very easy read. The title "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be" says a whole lot on what this publication is all about.

While it is easy for me to dismiss this as another Christian-based motivational book, this time I paused and thought that it might be a good idea to look into it and see what Max Lucado has to say. After all, his books "He Chose The Nails" and "Cure For The Common Life" will always be my favorites.

I am living a really interesting life right now. My husband and I are currently very far from our home city (Manila) and in between houses. We are in Omaha, NE now raising support for our missions work in the Philippines for the years 2011 to 2012. At this time, we are staying with my husband's parents

A life in transition poses a really risky challenge. Not being in control of my own home, our finances and not being able to fill the role as a wife 100% (as there is a mother who wants his affection too). In a situation like this, it can be dangerous to lose myself and stay off-track on the things God has designed me to do. I have a tendency to retreat and steer clear of my priorities when I am in less than ideal situation.

Reading this book (and thank goodness it is only 127 pages!) was enough to remind me of my purpose and start being intentional again on doing things that ultimately contribute to this goal. The way to be on top of my priorities might be a little rough but I do need to remind myself that God is freely giving me the double portion of grace I need at this time.

My favorite verse during my time with this book?

"God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him."
Philippians 2:13 NCV


valerie said...

I love Max Lucado.
Although I enjoy it now, I was never a big reader, but I've always found his voice easy to read.

Thanks for this idea! Think I'll take a look at it when I'm done reading "The Power of A Praying Parent" by Stormie Omartian.

Samantha Johnson said...

I agree with you on how Max Lucado's style is so easy to read.

Stormie Ormartian's book are also a favorite! Glad to know you are enjoying the read :-)

Have a blessed week!

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