I also am a huge fan of Max. My library contains most of his books. I am a "nuts and bolts" Bible teacher. Max has been gifted in application of Biblical Truths to "real life". I have found this book very helpful in counseling others who are going thru the "problems and trials" of life. I keep it as a reference tool, just waiting for God to send the next person into my life to help. Thanks to you, Max.
I am a huge Lucado fan. The format of this book, however, really did not speak to me. I did not realize when I purchased it that it was in Q and A format. It wasn't "deep" enough for me. I did not rate it poorly, however, because I feel my views are merely based on personal preference and are not a reflection of the book's quality.
Let me first say that I really generally enjoy anything that Max writes, but this is not the type of book I would typically purchase for myself, nor is it a book I would purchase as a gift for someone.
It is a compilation of life questions regarding topics such as hope, hurt, help, him/her, home, haves/have-nots, and the hereafter. The questions are based on letters, emails, calls, questions etc from people like you and me. I think this would be a good read for an airplane flight or a road trip in the car - as it has short little question and answer chapters. Easy to pick up and put down. Although there is definite substance in the answers, I personally prefer the short stories used in Mr. Lucado's other books like No Wonder They Call Him the Savior.
Max's understanding of God's grace shines through his often unexpected, honest answers to some of the questions. I'm sure that these are the stand-out questions that Max has received repeatedly through his years of servanthood, and that weighed the most on his heart. I'm just not sure that it was worth writing an entire book for these questions. Perhaps they would have just as easily been answered on a blog or as an addendum to another book related to the topics.... just my opinion.
Disclaimer: I received this book form free from Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.