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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,467 Ratings  ·  213 Reviews
Es domingo por la tarde y ya esta temiendo que llegue el lunes. Se pasa mas de 50 horas en un trabajo que odia, solo para llegar a su casa exhausto y hacer algo mas que ver la monotona television. Pues bien, no esta solo: 87 por ciento de los trabajadores no le encuentran significado a su trabajo y 80 por ciento asegura que sus talentos no son utilizados. Y hay consecuenci ...more
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Published January 1st 2006 by Grupo Nelson (first published January 1st 2005)
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Sep 15, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone, but specifically those who don't enjoy their jobs
Recommended to Laura by: I'm a Max Lucado fan who doesn't want life to be ho-hum :)
I have to admit that when I had a moment to read, I wasn't as eager to pick up this book as I am with fiction. It feels like it takes discipline for me to read nonfiction. It's just not as fun. When I did open this book though, each time I was glad I did. In the beginning, I was thinking how Max's writing style lends better to his quote-filled gift books and devotionals (which I love), as he's very fond of alliteration and there are a lot of potent short sentences. It quickly gained a better flo ...more
Sep 20, 2009 Starry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Why am I always so suspicious of self-help books written by big-name ministers? Partly, I suppose, because I'm suspicious of the whole self-help genre, with their grandiose titles and by-lines advertising that THIS book will be the one to fix your poor, broken life. And partly because I fall into the trap of thinking that we Christians, of all people, should have our lives together and not even need a book like this. {Not true: Christians are saved DESPITE our imperfect lives, not because of our ...more
Dana Rongione
Sep 14, 2011 Dana Rongione rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you ever wonder if you're where God wants you to be? Do you ever feel like you were made for more than what you're currently doing? Do you ever feel out of place in your job or ministry? Max Lucado's book, Cure for the Common Life, addresses these issues and more. It is a guide to discovering your sweet spot in life, the place where you find peace and joy in using your talents and abilities as they were meant to be used. Lucado puts forth the idea that "you were born pre-packed--for a purpose ...more
Greg Reese
Jan 27, 2016 Greg Reese rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I continue to read more of Max Lucado's books now that I am hooked. This book blew my mind. I am forever grateful to my pastor for recommending this book. If not for him, I would have never read the book and would have never become a much better person. As is, I read it and find myself excited about my life journey.

As the title states, Max Lucado explains God's purpose for us on earth. God doesn't intend us to lead boring lives. Instead, God blesses us with unique set of skills that NO ONE else
Jan 11, 2010 *Christie* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book to start out the New Year. This book is a gorgeous testament to God and to the Divine Nature in everyone. It proposes that while we may be successful at many things, there are specific areas in which God wants us to live our lives and in which we will be the happiest. He calls this your "sweet spot." It was different for me to get used to a different translation of the bible, but it didn't matter after awhile. I love the concept that we were all pre-packaged with our own unique ...more
Sally Kilpatrick
Apr 25, 2014 Sally Kilpatrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really, really like Lucado's honesty and the message behind this book. My only problem is that the book doesn't lend itself to Kindle format since there are questions you need to answer. I'm thinking if you want to get really serious about this book, you'll want to get the paperback edition.

Essentially, Lucado is showing us how to find the talents that God has given us and use them to a) serve Him and b) find our own happiness. Good stuff.
Brandon Current
"Don't Read. This book is an example of illustrations gone rogue. Each chapter contains one simplistic idea that could be set down in a sentence, and then that thought is painted in story after story with a internet-forard kind of mushy feel. I also regret any book that supports its argument through interpretation of simplistic illustrations. Not to discount all wisdom gained by experience, but those are deep and reflective, not the quick analysis of trite stories.

In his illustration of justific
In Max Lucados book, he describes the common life where you are just getting along. Nothing real great. Nothing real horrible. But lacking in fulfillment and passion that God longs for us to have.\nThe cure for the common life that he advocates is living in your sweet spot, the place that you were created to hold in this world. God created each of us with a purpose and a plan. And He equipped us with the tools and traits needed to bring that to fulfillment. \nIt is our job to unpack the toolbox ...more
Jan 23, 2016 Dianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was full of good ideas and fun stories about finding your sweet spot and joy in life.
Max Lucado does a great job of exploring the concept "sweet spot." God gave us all a gift that we can use in our lives for our jobs and fulfillment. In his book, Max gives the tools to help the reader determine what his or her "sweet spot" is. He reminds us that if we are going to work dreading Mondays and cheering for Fridays, we need to review our life choices and possibly make some changes.

There are lots of examples in the books, but the basic concept is that we should each find the thing in
Jun 16, 2007 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
if you've ever wondered, where did my burning childhood dream to be an artist, a mucisian, a pro-bono lawyer go to? did it simply disintegrate? this could be the book for you. it may re-center your position in life, question the very occupation you are involved in at the moment and you may find yourself shifting simply because you managed to pull out an answer from deep within. I'm saying 'may'. but you never know.
Sep 16, 2008 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those struggling to find their way
This book is to help you find what you were really meant to do with your life . . . finding your God given talents and skills. It gives you a Christian perspective on what you are here for. It has a skill assessment in the back of the book too to help guide you along in the process.
Ashton Herrod
This was a good book about using your talents to find a job you'll enjoy and then doing it for God. I personally found a couple of problems with the book. First, the author took numerous verses out of context or used the Message version just to fit what he was talking about at that moment. Secondly, God does not promise Christians happiness while on earth and in their jobs. This book acts as if it is a given. Take a look at Jeremiah, "the weeping prophet." He had the talents for the job that God ...more
Tessa Stockton
Overall, this book directs readers back to childhood to look into what interests were most vibrant and captivating for the point of returning to the “here and now” to examine if we are each where we should be, doing what we were meant to do in order to live a happier, purpose-filled, fulfilling life. Wise and insightful, the message affirms those who already exist in their “sweet spot,” and also builds confidence for those wishing to rediscover what their passions truly are, assisting them in un ...more
Caio Melo
Loved the book. Was a gift from two people that I look up to.
Apr 26, 2016 Trinity rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Max Lucado!
Ian Hastings
Jun 22, 2011 Ian Hastings rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read several of Lucado’s previous books and always find some nuggets of wisdom and inspiration that I can apply to my life. However, like many prolific authors in this genre, after a while, one book starts to sound a lot like the one before.
This IS NOT true of The Cure for the Common Life. In addition to the typical inspirational fare, Max gives us a framework to figure out what we are supposed to be doing with our lives. Using the acronym S.T.O.R.Y. (strengths, topic, optimal conditions
Oct 13, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Filled with encouragement, Lucado’s little book gives Christians a boost to discover our uniqueness to showcase the glory of God. Not ourselves, not even to contribute to society, but to praise and glorify our Creator. What an intriguing and refreshing way to think of ourselves in God’s eyes.

The spirit has given each of us special gifts to make a big deal of God.
How do we find them? This book is divided into two parts: the first is an exploration of our uniqueness; the second, a workbook showing
Aug 08, 2008 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing book! I loved it! It's written with really short sentences so it's easy to read and remember - great for one that is supposed to help you make changes to your life. Makes me think and inspires me to be more confident in who the Lord created me to be in the beginning. It also has really helped me with parenting, actually. Good job, Blue, for getting it for me!

Here are some underlined passages in my book --

What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life
Jul 03, 2013 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, the timing of reading of this book was just when I needed it- God's doing , no doubt! I have had many different "jobs" in my life without really finding my true place- "sweet spot" as it is called in this book. This is a guide to discovering your sweet spot in life, the place where you find peace and joy in using your talents and abilities as God meant them to be used. Lucado puts forth the idea that "you were born pre-packed--for a purpose" and God has given us the special abilities/gifts ...more
Jul 03, 2012 Mindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are wondering why life seems to be day-in and day-out, maybe you need a Cure for the Common Life! Max Lucado does a great job bringing you through the thought process of what you've enjoyed doing as a child, teen, and young adult. By following the S.T.O.R.Y. of your life, you can gain insights in what your God-given talents are. What you enjoyed then, can give you keys to what you would enjoy now. What have you done where time seemed to stop -- or fly by? What can you throw yourself into ...more
Jul 06, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the Cure for the Common Life, Max Lucado believed that people need to be living in their sweet spot and enjoying their life. Lucado teaches readers to love themselves and be unique because God made everyone special. He wanted everyone to find out what gifts God has equipped them with and to pursue their calling. Studying your story will help you find the clues to fulfilling your purpose. We have to not let others define who we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to be doing. The book ...more
Oct 11, 2010 IrenesBookReviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You were created a unique individual. This book by popular author Max Lucado shows you the way to find your uniqueness. As in most of his books the author has some meaningful one liners. The book starts with one about your purpose: "God packed you on purpose for a purpose." This could almost be the title for the book. When God designed each of us he put different talents and desires in our hearts. This was not done randomly but by his design so we could do His will.

"Childhood tendencies forecast
Jun 06, 2010 KDNH rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you feel drained by the “commonness of your life?” The day to day patterns that cause you to go through the motions without fulfilling you? You were never designed to live that way! God wants you to thrive, to be completely satisfied and to engage in your gifts that he equipped you with before you even came out of the womb.

I’ve had this book for years and never actually read it. Luckily, the small group bible study I co-lead decided to begin a Christian themed book club while we are in betwee
i read this years ago, but have been thinking about it this morning. lucado talks about finding the "sweet spot" in your life. if i remember correctly, he asks you to remember what you loved to do at age 10 or 11--maybe even find a picture of yourself at the time. it has been interesting this year as i have been re-discovering some of the things that i love and feel like a "sweet spot" to me that those were the same things i loved to do at that time. . .being in nature, writing, reading, creatin ...more
Dec 31, 2011 Elle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tired of feeling common? Not sure where you fit in the world? Tired of your everyday routines? Not sure where your sweet spot is anymore? You know that moment where you know you are doing what you were created to do, that moment where everything just makes sense. The Cure for the Common Life is here to help you find your sweet spot again. Lucado goes chapter by chapter to remind you to look at the things that are truly your strengths rather than the things you may just be doing or were thrown i ...more
Feb 01, 2010 Meg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I really needed to read this book. Much of the advice Max Lucado gave were things I had already guessed. To figure out what God wants me to do in my life, I have to identify my strengths and gifts. To do so, I have to think of the times in the past where I was happiest doing certain things, or when I found that things came easiest for me.

This book becomes more valuable where it asked the right questions for me to think about. The latter part of the book had worksheets and guides that are just p
Jan 20, 2015 Darla rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love "You are Special" and wondered what ML had to say to adults when I happened to see the CDs on the shelf. I listened after I dropped off the kids at school, so it took me awhile. The reader was fabulous but in listening I couldn't ponder things over and I had a hard time holding on to the line of thought from day to day. I didn't realize that ML is an evangelical minister. His words are highly polished, poetic and stylized; making it an enlightening experience.
Feb 08, 2011 Mendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been wanting to read this book for a very long time, thinking it would change my life in unimaginable ways, I know alot of pressure to put on an inanimate object. I can't say that it moved beyond words. It did make me think about my life, choices I have made and/or are making. I feel that for the most part I am living in my sweet spot. And according to my daughter I am seeing as how how we have have two dogs that spend most of their days asleep on the couch. Instead of pointing me in a di ...more
Nov 04, 2013 Theresia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Buku ini banyak menolong saya untuk memahami sweet spot saya, yaitu tempat dimana saya paling maksimal. Dimana saya puas dan bahagia melakukan sesuatu yang saya sukai dan saya baik dalam melakukan hal tersebut.

Buku ini mendorong saya untuk melihat kepada cerita saya, kepada masa kecil saya, kekuatan dan kelemahan saya, hal-hal yang unik dari diri saya, dan memakai semuanya untuk menunjukkan tempat saya sendiri, memakainya untuk melakukan pekerjaan besar bagi Allah dan memuliakanNya.
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