Friday, September 10, 2010

Long Week and Two Reviews

Oh boy….

Long days make for long weeks and this has been probably the longest week at school! I am so glad to have had the chance to read two great Max Lucado books and write about them…here are my reviews!!!

Oh and PS…Notre Dame plays Michigan tomorrow! GO ND!

In the story, One Hand, Two Hands, Max Lucado has created a beautiful story about using our hands to be a good helper. Lucado always weaves his words together in a special way to touch the lives of each child and adult that reads his stories.

I have always loved Max Lucado’s children stories. As a camp counselor, I would read them nightly and weekly as they spoke volumes to my young campers. One Hand, Two Hands is the same way. It is a very simple story to read, but great for young audiences who love to hear a good rhyme and to hear a good read-aloud. I can see hand gestures being made for this story as toddlers big and small repeat the story to their moms and dads.

The illustrations are beautiful and will make a child smile and giggle. Not only does Lucado create a beautiful story, but he also provides children with some ideas at the end of the story for how to have helping hands, kind hands, and loving hands. Children will love coming up with their own ideas to add to the list! I loved the story and look forward to reading more of Lucado’s books!

Disclosure: I received a review copy of One Hand, Two Hands through Book Sneeze. I received no compensation for my thought

Guess what….here is another Max Lucado book review! I love getting free books!

Max Lucado has done it again! Inspirational as always! In his newest book Outlive Your Life, Lucado invites us to think about our position in life and to allow God to enter and take command. Lucado shares stories that not only make you think about your position in life and what you are doing now, but also what you could be doing. The big idea you can take away from reading this book is that “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”. We are just one person, but we can make a difference in the lives of another person, which can create a butterfly effect in the world. Through different stories, Max Lucado opens our hearts to see that it is possible to be just one person and make a difference.

The best way to put it, is that Lucado invites us to get out of our comfort shell. This is one of the hardest lessons for me to learn, but when you read the words Lucado strings together it makes it hard to stay complacent. We all want to make a difference, we often don’t know how. Lucado gives us shining examples of how we can make a difference in our neighborhood, community, city, and world. He shares how one tiny thing we do can make a difference across the world to someone else. What a way to open our eyes to see a hurting world, one in which, we can make a difference in.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of Outlive Your Life through Book Sneeze. I received no compensation for my thought

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