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The Back of the Book (from Amazon):  Pop culture and psychobabble tell us to make ourselves the center of the universe in order to be happy. Churches have communicated the false idea that God exists to give us all that we selfishly want. In this book, Max Lucado reminds us that it’s not about us, it’s all about God. It is through this shift in thinking that we can truly live an unburdened, happy life.

NotJustLaura’s Review:  I requested a digital review copy of this book from BookSneeze.

In this book, Max Lucado takes an honest look at life as we know it.  He points out that the things we thought would make us happy don’t.  And then he offers an alternative which will.  The main message of It’s Not About Me: Rescue From the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy is that we can only experience true happiness when we take our focus off of our selves.

Mr Lucado’s writing is, as ever, beautiful.  His tone is warm and friendly and he draws the reader through his argument with artfully rendered anecdotes which stick in the mind where a dryer explanation might not.  This book isn’t just comforting puff though.  Mr Lucado has done his homework and backs up his anecdotal evidence with sound Biblical scholarship.  I really enjoyed reading this book for the writing alone.  The message isn’t really anything new but we can all use a reminder from time to time.

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Comments on: "Max Lucado – It’s Not About Me – 2011/033" (1)

  1. I thought it was the worst book I read! It sure would make a person who thinks their worthless all the more worthless and maybe even commit suicide, in my opinion. What ever happened to, WE ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE? Sure not found in this book! I know My worth to God can’t be measured, anymore than I can measure His love for me. Therefore, we sure are worth more to God than Max thinks we are!

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