Cure For The Common Life by Max Lucado


Are you leading the life God intended? Have you identified your strengths and talents? Do you use your gifts to honor and glorify God?

If so, you are probably living life from your sweet spot – the place where your unique gifts combine with your life circumstances and intersect with God’s plans. If not, perhaps you need a cure. I heartily recommend a heaping dose of Max Lucado’s Cure For The Common Life!

Cure For The Common Life will help you to find fulfillment in life by using the strengths God equipped you with for His purposes. Consider this book your toolbox for finding and releasing your gifts! You will learn how your earliest longings hold clues to your unique purpose and design. You will also learn how to uncover your life STORY, which is full of Strengths, Topics, Optimal Conditions, Relationships, and Yes moments! This process is so vital, that a step-by-step Sweet Spot Discovery Guide by People Management Inc is included at the end of the book – along with a Bible Study Guide by Steve Halliday, which makes the book perfect for individual and group study!

Wherever you may face a challenge in this process – Max anticipates and provides a solution. Some of his answers are quite surprising and refreshing. For instance, he prescribes worship as the cure to both self-loving and self-loathing – a prescription Christians will find inspiring!

I love reading Max Lucado because of his unique ability to breathe life into his readers through his words and the Word. He makes Scripture come alive in ways that are vivid, fresh, and practical. He masterfully blends biblical teachings with real life examples and sound advice. If you could benefit from a little direction and guidance in your life (and let’s face it – who couldn’t at some point in their lives?) – then treat yourself to this book! I highly recommend it and look forward to sharing it with my friends!

Overall Rating
Five Out Of Five Stars

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Disclosure Of Material Connection: I received this book as part of the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Book Review Program for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation and was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

15 Responses to “Cure For The Common Life by Max Lucado”

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  1. Kim says:

    I love Max Lucado…. thanks for recommending this book.

  2. Luana says:

    Thank you for posting this, I’ve been curious about this book. I love Max Lucado’s books and how he breaks down scripture in a way that’s easy to comprehend.

  3. I came from Cym Lowell‘s Book Review Party Wednesdays (BRPW).

    I don’t believe in god, but this book looks like it’s good to those who does.

    Cherry Mischievous

  4. Elizabeth
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    Stopping by from Cym Lowell’s Book Review Party.

    Nice review.

    Stop by my blog to see my book listed on Cym’s linky and for a giveaway of NIGHT TRAIN by Clyde Edgerton…courtesy of Anna Balasi of Little, Brown and Company.

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  5. Tammy says:

    Thanks for posting this review. I have never read any of Max’s work before. Even though I have thought about it. I never knew what type of person he is and how he write’s Bible Study’s. I am rather strict on my Bible Study’s. Thanks for putting this up now I think I will try this book! I will let you know how it turns out for me!

  6. Christine says:

    This is something I think about a lot. How we can use our talents to glorify God. We are still working on this but it’s on my mind daily. Thanks for linking up to the NOBH.

  7. Renee says:

    So true about Max Lucado! He has blessed many with his ability to inspire. Thanks for sharing this at Spiritual Sunday. Blessings!

  8. Sarah says:

    I’ve never read any of Max…this is a good review….

  9. Tracie says:

    Sounds like a good book. It has been a while since I’ve read any Max Lucado, I might have to pick this one up the next time I’m at the bookstore.

  10. Thanks for the recommend! I know you can’t go wrong with Max…

    Blessings, Debbie

  11. Mrs4444 says:

    Sounds very inspirational! Nice job 🙂 Thanks for linking this up!

  12. Charlotte says:

    Good review. Max always amazes me with his “way with words”. His second book, No Wonder They Call Him the Savior, is still my favorite of all his books. I will admit I have not read all his latest books however.
    Thank you for sharing again.

  13. Pamela says:

    I love Max Lucado’s writings but haven’t read this one yet. Reading this is urging me to. I’ll have to pick it up.

  14. JRFrugalMom says:

    5 out of 5…WOW!~

    Thank you for participating in last week’s Wednesday Window @ Frugality Is Free. I hope you’ll stop by to link up your favorite blog post this week as well.

    Congratulations you are this week’s featured blog!


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