Thursday, August 23, 2012

Live to Give : Let God Turn Your Talents Into Miracles


Want to do something for God but don’t know what? Want to help others but don’t know who? Want to know what it is you’re really good at doing? Your gifts may feel small and insignificant. But God can use them to work a miracle!

Inspired by the biblical story of the feeding of the 5,000, Live to Give delivers a message of hope that we all have something to give.Written in the down-to-earth, candid voice of the gifted young man who as a kid founded a relief ministry that has saved and improved countless lives in Africa, Live to Give is the message that every teen needs to hear: You are more special than you know, and you can do big things.

Jesus proved that no gift is too small when He used five loaves and two fish to feed a crowd of thousands. And if no gift is too small, too ordinary, or too random, there is no limit to what the youth of today can accomplish!

A teenage philanthropist who has built a high school, two medical clinics, and a dormitory in Africa—all before the age of 16—Austin Gutwein shares how to take what may seem like the simplest of talents, gifts, and interests and use them for something Jesus can use to move mountains.

My Review:

I like the conversational tone of this book. Gutwein's style is very down to earth and inviting. He's talking to his readers, not preaching at them which I find really appealing. And he makes some good points with a refreshing twist. Like God doesn't need you he wants you.

Using biblical examples, the author shows how God can use ordinary people to help Him make amazing things happen. The logical correlation to our lives today is that God can use the ordinary in us to make something extraordinary. Short chapters pack a punch and end with a few thought-provoking questions to encourage readers to apply sacred principles in their own lives.

A book that will make you think...and just might change your life.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson

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