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We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.

In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has received thousands of such questions. They come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In"Max on Life"he offers thoughtful answers to more than 170 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt and from home
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Published April 1st 2011 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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This book is filled with questions Lucado has received over the years, on a number of broad topics, and him answering them. The topics included are Hope (God, Grace, and "Why am I here?"), Hurt (Conflicts, Calamaties, and "Why me?"), Help (Prayer, Scripture, and "Why church?"), Him/Her (Sex, Romance, and "Any chance of a second chance?"), Home (Diapers, Disagreements, and "Any hope for prodigals?"), Haves/Have-Nots (Work, Money, and "Where's the lifeline?"), and Hereafter (Cemeteries, Heaven, He ...more
Alycia Morales
Max on Life provides answers and insights to our most important questions about life. Topics covered range from our relationship with God to marriages, working with others to finances, and grieving to worrying to anger issues. Whether you are a mature Christian who's read the Bible cover-to-cover multiple times or you are a new believer, this book contains answers to frequently asked questions. Max Lucado's encouraging voice resounds throughout the book.

I am impressed with Mr. Lucado's answers t
Bill Stegemueller
Max Lucado’s, “Max On Life, was a book that really fed my soul. It was extremely well written and very relevant. It’s a beautiful compilation of all the types of questions Max has received in his many years of ministry. Lucado has a way of answering each other them in a masterful way.

“Max on Life,” is not a book of pat answers, but rather it’s book that will deepen your faith in God. It’s a book that you can pick up and read at any place. It is divided into 7 major sections: (1) Hope (2) Hurt (3
In "Max on Life", Max Lucado gives us biblical based insights into the most asked questions he has received over the years. He tackles the difficult questions and provides practical, down-to-earth, to the point answers, liberally referenced to the scriptures, so you can easily find the relevant passages to help you dig deeper into the answers he provides.

Many of the 172 questions are ones that most Christians (and non-Christians alike) have probably asked, or wanted to ask. Organized into seven
Max Lucado is not only an inspirational writer, but also a Pastor. This book is a question and answer type. Well-organized into different sections pertaining to: HOPE,HURT,HELP,HIM/HER, HOME,HAVE/HAVE-NOTS AND HEREAFTER.

It is a compilation of sorts coming from people of all walks of life in the form of letters, emails,and phone calls, which questions directly to Max Lucado. His response is somewhat expected from a Pastor with years of experience---honest-to-goodness, simplicity and with biblical
Apr 18, 2011 Jolene rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians
Whether we admit it or not, we all have questions. There are situations that we don't understand and questions we lack definitive answers for. Those gray areas can be challenging to consider. What if we never find the answers we are searching for? Or worse... What if we can't live with the answers that we find? It takes courage to face the hard issues of life and kind wisdom from a friend can help us along the way. In Max On Life, Pastor Max Lucado responds with wisdom to all kinds of questions, ...more
Max on Life is a compilation of questions sent to Max Lucado throughout his years of ministry and answers. The questions range from those wanting to grow spiritually to those questioning the Christian faith. The questions are organized into topical categories including hope, hurt, help, him/her, home, haves/have-nots, and the hereafter. Included in each response is a personal explanation with scripture references. The book also includes a topical index so that readers can search for a question a ...more
Cheryl Olson
Max Lucado’s book!Max On Life: Answers and Inspiration for Today's Questionsis a book chock full of great answers. As a best- selling author, Max has many fans, who have sent him letters over the years asking for his sage advice. For those of you who have had the pleasure of reading Max Lucado books in the past, you know that Max has a way of bringing the scriptures alive in a way that so many of us can understand them a little bit better and easily relate . In this book, Max has broken down his ...more
Karie Hall

If you’ve ever wished you could sit down and ask New York Times best -selling author Max Lucado some of life’s toughest questions, then this book is for you. Lucado responds to 172 questions, grouped into the categories of Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Have/Have-nots, and Hereafter. Each response includes biblical references for further reading and reflection.

A sampling of the questions includes:

What is the purpose of confession? Doesn’t God already know what I’ve done? Why does he need me to
Autumn Blues Reviews
Vague at times, as if afraid to hurt his readers feeling or as if speaking to children who have not yet experienced real life struggles, Lucado falls short.

I was somewhat disappointed with Max On Life. I came across a few questions in the book that were pretty similar to current struggles I have in my own life. Instead of feeling like I learned something or was given comfort, I felt empty. I felt Max answered many questions in this book too vaguely when he could have given more in-depth advice.
What proof do we have that the resurrection really happened? Do people who have never heard of God get to go to heaven? Why do bad things happen to good people? How can you teach a child humility without destroying his self-esteem? And what's really permissible in the Christian marriage bed?

These are just some of the 172 questions about religion and life in general that Max Lucado attempts to answer in this book. The book is presented in Q & A format, and has been divided into sections. Ther
As a pastor, Max Lucado received a lot of questions. Difficult, the answer might change your life kind of questions. In his book, Max on Life, he attempts to answer 172 of the "tough questions" that Christians face these days. More than a few of them are the kind of questions that I'm sure you've pondered, but would never have the courage to ask a person of religious authority. Max doesn't promise to know all the answers, but he does direct each question to guidance in the scripture as well as u ...more
Nate LaClaire
“Should I trust the advice of my non-Christian parents?”
“If I’m not called to be a minister, can my life count for Christ?”
“How do I teach my children humility without harming their self-esteem?”
“How do I know if I’m in love?”

These, in a nutshell, are just a few of the 171 questions that pastor and best-selling author Max Lucado answers in his most recent book, Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions. Unwaveringly using the Bible as foundation, Max provides answers to
Have you ever considered the many questions we have in life? How about the doubts and insecurities each and every one of us have from time to time? These questions are just something to think about as you open Max Lucado's latest book entitled, "Max on Life." As Christians, when we asked God into our hearts, we thought that we had everything under control with our lives and that God would provide. That was true, however, we are human, and human nature does not allow us to us to completely unders ...more
All through life the way we learn is by asking questions. Max Lucado receives many such questions in the mail every day. Max on Life is a compilation of the most asked questions and his views on them from a Biblical standpoint.

This book is broken down into different sections. I like this very much because it makes it easier if you want to read about specific things.

The first section, Hope, is mainly basic questions about God. Such as does God love us, why are we here, does God have plans for us.
Max Lucado has written a lot of books in 25 years. During that time he's also served a church in San Antonio, Texas. So it stands to reason that during that time he's been asked many questions by readers and parishioners on a variety of topics. Here are the answers to some of the more frequently asked questions. In online terms, this book is the Max Lucado FAQ.

The questions are divided into seven sections the titles of which, interestingly, all begin with the letter H. We have 'Hope,' 'Hurt,' 'H

Max Lucado
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Who is he? What is he? A writer? A pastor? Will the real Max Lucado please stand up?

In Max on Life, Writer Max Lucado merges seamlessly with Pastor Max Lucado. Lucado is most well-known as an author. His books have blessed multitudes around the world for decades. He has a way with words. Lucado is also a pastor. He has a way with people. His fans out number his critics by far because he speaks to the hearts of real people with words that move an
Daniel Butcher
Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions by Max Lucado
Max Lucado in Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions answers the tough questions that many seeking and those who have found God struggle with. Lucado answers 172 questions in one to two page responses in seven thematic sections that include, “Hope”, “Hurt” and “Hereafter.” The questions are a wide range including forgiving others, grief, salvation, parenting and the afterlife. The topics
Max Lucado is a popular Christian writer and he currently serves at Oak Hills Church. Max Lucado has been asked a number of questions dealing with life struggles and challenges. Max has decided to share the questions and answers in his new book called Max on Life. Max has included 172 questions and answers in this book. The book contains questions and answers asked about finances, forgiveness, hope, hurt, suicide, homosexuality, relationships, heaven and hell, illness, and a whole lot more. At t ...more
Christine Smith
I just finished reading the newest book by Max Lucado, called Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions and found it very interesting. Written from a pastor’s perspective, the book is an insider’s guide to common questions church members and friends ask their pastor. This book answers a total of 172 questions, divided by subject: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have Nots, and Hereafter. The questions are often emotion filled, and Pastor Lucado answers with the wis ...more
The book is something unique: Max has taken questions that he has received either from his readers or from members of his church in San Antonio, Texas. With collected wisdom from his 5 year stint as a missionary in Brazil, and his preaching, teaching and writing ministry of over 20 years, he answers each question in his inimical style. Ranging from questions on "Why am I here?" to sex and romance, he covers a wide-range of questions about life in general and Christian life in particular. Touchin ...more
Max Lucado is one of those superstars in Christian culture. His books sell by the truckload, he’s often quoted in blogs, on Twitter, and on Christian radio, and he’s a sought-after author and speaker. I’m instantly suspect of anything or anyone so widely popular. Maybe I’m just a cynical old Reformed chick, but I’m naturally a little wary of big names.

Lucado breaks this book into categories:


Each section contains letters Max has received throu
Chris Munson
As I continue my spiritual journey, I'm looking for uplifting guidance around how to live my life, raise my son and treat those around me well. "Max on Life" is a different type of spiritual book. Max Lucado compiles 170+ questions that he has received and answered during his career as a pastor. There is almost no question that Max hasn't had to answer or deal with during his lifetime and he has separated these questions and answers into Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Home, Haves/Have-Nots, and Here ...more
We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.
In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. The questions come in letters, e-mails, even on Dunkin Donuts napkins. In Max on Life he offers thoughtful answers to more than 150 of the most pressing questions on topics ranging from hope to hurt, from home to the hereafter.
Max writes about the role of prayer, the purpose of pain, and the reason for our ul
Max Lucado’s newest book breaks from the traditional format of all of his previous books. Lucado has selected 172 questions he has been asked over the years through letters, e-mails, church, and his radio show and broken them down into seven topics: Hope, Hurt, Help, Him/Her, Have/Have-not and Hereafter. The questions range in depth from simple questions of everyday life to deeper questions of Christianity.
This book is a great addition to any collection, Lucado has put together a book of quest
Josh Morgan
This review first appeared on my blog, Jacob's Café (

Back in December, I wrote a review of Max Lucado's latest (at that time book). I mentioned how refreshing that book was because Lucado presented conservative evangelical Christian ideas while emphasizing "liberal" social justice. It's a great case for those two to not be in opposition to one another.

Lucado is one of the few authors whose work I have known since early on my Christian life and who I still read and respec
Do you have questions?

Questions about life? About God? About anything?

Well, though Max Lucado is only human just like the rest of us, he has a way of saying things. A way of explaining things in our everyday human terms. The man, as a writer and minister for over twenty-five years, has a vast amount of experience under his belt in deciphering the ways of this world and the ways of God.

Max is not perfect. He does not have all of the answers. He would be the first to tell you that.

However, becau
Josh L
You can find my full review at Quieted Waters.

Max Lucado serves as a pastor in San Antonio, although he is most widely known for his prolific writing. This most recent book, Max On Life, is an outgrowth of those two ministries. In Lucado’s words, “Pastors receive many letters. Writers are asked many questions. Being both a pastor and a writer, I’ve heard more than my share.” (p. XI). This book is a catalog of Lucado’s responses to 172 of those questions, and the answers are a blend of his pastor
Tales Untangled
Max on Life would be particularly helpful for an individual who does not have a strong personal faith or are new believers in Christ. It is a wonderful resource. My personal first source for answers would be to go directly to the scriptures and prayer, though Lucado will offer a different perspective and you must choose for yourself what you will believe.

Max on Life is divided into the following sections:

1) Hope: God, Grace, and "Why am I here?" - pages 1-36.
2) Hurt: Conflicts, Calamities, and "
Starr Griggs
Everyone has questions about life that they struggle with. It may have to deal with what to do when things don’t seem to work out the way that we think that they should, or how to deal with a pain or hurt that we never thought possible to survive. The questions could range anywhere between how to deal with people of the opposite sex to whether or not war is something God agrees with. These questions have all been asked by people who have had the opportunity to speak with Max Lucado, or questions ...more
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