Friday, August 6, 2010

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

You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be, written by the well published Max Lucado, proves to be the perfect book to tuck away in your college kid's boxes or tuck into your high school student's backpack. The book sends a motivating counter cultural message to inspire young adults into finding their "sweet spot" and purpose for their unique abilities.

Truly, American culture has trained us all to believe that we can be anything that we want to be. Max Lucado questions the core of this ideal by writing,
"If God didn't pack within you the meat sense of a butcher, the people skills of a sales person, or the world vision of an ambassador, can you be one? An unhappy, dissatisfied one perhaps. But a fulfilled one? No. Can an acorn become a rose, a whale fly like a bird, or a lead become gold? Absolutely not. You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be everything God wants you to be."

Divided into 29 sections, this book breaks down the basic steps to discovering one's purpose. The book, which uses selections from Cure for the Common Life, motivates young adults to define the unique talents they possess and live a purposed filled life.

I found this book to be a great graduation or back to school gift. The reader is freed from the generic notions that possibilities are endless, anything is within your grasp, and the sky is the limit. Unlike a generic Hallmark card, Max Lucado's book teaches that the very thing you were created for, what you desire the most, and what you were tailor made to do is yours if you work to seek out what that niche is.

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