It’s about living in the sweet spot. Anyone who’s ever played baseball or softball knows exactly what Max is talking about. It’s that spot on the bat that when the ball goes sailing away from your swing you think, “that felt good.” The sweet spot that max is talking about is the convergence of your strengths, your everyday life and God’s glory (p. 25). Too often we try to be someone we’re not or do something that does not jive with our God-given ability. Living outside of our own strengths typically causes depression, bitterness and resentment. Max Lucado is offering, in a way that only he can, a guide to finding and staying in the sweet spot.
I have been a Max Lucado fan for a long while and enjoy using his books for devotional material. This book, with its 29 short chapters, makes for an excellent daily devotional. Max brilliantly blends Scripture and storytelling in a way that inspires the reader to find their own sweet spot that brings glory and fame to God.
The fine print on the inside cover makes clear that portions of this book are reprinted from a previous book. I find this disappointing to a degree. Even with this, and despite my disagreement with Max’s obvious leaning toward Calvinism, I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking to find that special area of life known as the sweet spot.
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