Max Lucado has done a great job with this short, yet powerfully messaged "gift" book, "You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be." A thought provoking guide to anyone who is searching for their place in life, and maybe even a surprise to those who already feel they have found their place. Max points out statistical evidence that a large number of people are unsatisfied in their current employment, just getting through the day. He offers hope and wisdom for readers, that they ARE equipped for a purpose and that purpose will lead to a fulfilled and worthy life.
Max shares biblical truths about our purpose, our place and how our Creator made each of us with special abilities that are absolutely unique to every one of us. Max uses scripture to guide us on a thinking journey of our childhood, what did we love to do? Where were our successes? What made us feel amazing? He encourages us to use these memories to find our "Sweet Spot," a merging of our skills, passions and God's purpose for our life to find our calling.
Overall, this book is thought provoking and uplifting, encouraging us not to settle for a life of dullness, but to find our purpose in God's plan for our lives so that we can live in our sweet spot! It is just short enough to be a very quick read, but long enough to leave the reader with more than just an entertaining book, but one that has the power to push us to change our life! Perfect for the graduate who is considering these very things, yet also for anyone you know that might be searching for more.
*I was given a copy of this book to review free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.