Booksneeze graciously sent me (free of charge) You Can Be Everything God Wants You To Be by Max Lucado in exchange for a review.
This book was an easy and thoroughly enjoyable read with some very interesting points. The book came to me with a sticker attached to the front that reads, "Perfect Gift for the Graduate", and while I agree with that statement, perhaps it should say "High School Graduate", because Max presents a lot of ideas in his book that could help guide a young adult who is deciding what area they want to focus on for their college career. It's the kind of book I wish I had before and during my college days.
The book focuses on the uniqueness that makes each individual special in their gifts, talents and abilities. He gives some very specific ways that we can look at our strengths and passions and how they work together to show us our sweet spot, the area where we shine when we're doing what we love to do. Even those of us who are approaching mid-life can learn a lot from his take on how to "read our life backwards" and trace events that made our pulse race and our heart skip a beat in order to find out how God made us to do what only we can do.
Just as no two snowflakes are alike, Max writes to continually remind us that God put together a very special package when He made you and me. The book exudes hope and encouragement - and will make you look at your life in ways you didn't before.
If you ever wondered if you were created for a purpose that only you can fill, and if you'd like to find out how to go about finding that out, then this book is for you. Enjoy!