Friday, September 3, 2010
Review: You Changed My Life
This is a small book, with beautiful pictures, and short (1-4 pages), inspiring stories and Bible quotes throughout. There is even a page where you can write who you are giving the book to, and how they changed your life. I think the idea of getting a gift like this, even if it is a crappy book would be sweet. But it isn't a crappy book.
The heartwarming stories are divided into these sections: love, kindness, commitment, compassion, hope, courage, wisdom and friendship. Sometimes it is nice to take the time to make connections. Instead of thinking about the day to day grind, and the list of things to do, we can pause and think about what really matters in life, and thank the people who have made a difference.
Many of the stories are about Christians and Christianity. All of the stories have already been published in other books by Max Lucado. Since I haven't read any of his other books, this did not bother me, but I would imagine that someone expecting new stories might be disappointed. Unless they are really happy that their favorite stories made it in the book.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson, through their Booksneeze program, in exchange for this review.
Edited to add: Another review pointed out that the cover page includes the following note: "One hundred percent of the author royalties from this book will benefit children and families through World Vision and other ministries of faith-based compassion."