Thursday, November 18, 2010
Life on Purpose
Lucado’s heart for our troubled world is felt through every page. The statistics are grim: 1.75 billion people are desperately poor, 1 billion are hungry, millions are trafficked in slavery, and pandemic diseases are gouging entire nations. Each year nearly 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade. And in the few minutes it took you to read these pages, almost ninety children died of preventable diseases, and on and on it goes. This is why all the royalties raised from the sale of Outlive Your Life will be given to benefit children and families through World Vision.
I was deeply moved by Lucado’s writing. He is an effective communicator; he presents his ideas simply, yet profoundly. Since reading Outlive your life, I am more conscious of the need to pray, think, and act with compassion to the people I meet. If you are not interested in being disturbed and roused from our entertainment induced somnolence, then stay away from this book. But if you are seeking to grow, pray, and serve the needs of others, Outlive your life, will help you demonstrate the compassion of Christ to the world.