You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be

by Lee Buford on April 18, 2010

The following is a book review of YOU CAN BE EVERYTHING GOD WANTS YOU TO BE, by Max Lucado, published by Thomas Nelson, 2010.

Let me start here:  This book is good…and for everyone!

Book Cover

The starburst on the cover of my copy reads, “Perfect Gift for the Graduate.” And while I totally agree, EVERYONE can benefit from the wisdom and insight in this book!

If you are familiar with Max Lucado’s works you already know that he is a tremendously gifted teacher, motivator, and encourager…all for God’s glory. This book is certainly no different in terms of the overall substance and impact for the reader. Broken into twenty-nine “mini chapters”, the material is easily read and consumed in one sitting, and is presented in such a manner which allows for easy reference down the road.

We are each uniquely created by God, with our own unique talents, skills, gifts, and qualities…all designed to point to His glory. When we are operating within the realm of this “sweet spot,” all is good. We are honoring God and we are at our most self-fulfilling point as individuals. Sounds great, right, but how do you get there?

This is where I think Lucado excels! He provides numerous scripture references, analogies, and real-world examples and concepts for the reader. You are guaranteed to find several places in this book where you will closely identify from your own experience, and, as a result, the text grabs you with personal conviction and interest. At whatever place you are in life, Lucado does an excellent job relating this concept to YOU.

You will quickly grasp the concept that, indeed, it’s not too late for any of us to find our sweet spot in life.

“Yes…I can be everything God wants me to be!”


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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