“I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”- Psalm 138:2

Monday, August 13, 2012

Live to Give ~ Austin Gutwein


This book is told by a teenager that has learned the lesson of life and is willing to share with all of us.  Austin tells of how the theory of a lunch box, makes you see how your own life is based on GOD's gifts he has given you and how you are able to find them -- his explanation of the theory is very simple and easy to understand.

 Think about packing your lunch or ordering your lunch, each day when you eat lunch do others pack or eat the very same things as you?  No everyone will pack different things and if eating out they will order different then you.  That is how we have to look at ourselves and how GOD wants us to be, all different.  If we all packed the same exact lunch then we would not accomplish what GOD has planned us to be.  This is such a great theory and a way to remember we all need to use our different gifts we have and not wish we had the gifts that GOD has given to others. Austin explains how people seem to want to have what other bring in their lunch boxes and not liking what we have in ours own boxes... why is that?  Let's use what GOD has packed in our lunch boxes.

Austin uses the bible story of the little boy, a loaf of bread and feeding 5,000 people along with the story of how he (Austin) has used his giving to help the children in Zambia.  This book has many examples of bible stories and verses as references.

Each Chapter is a short read and has questions at the end for you to use as a personal study, group study or a Sunday School class. 

I would recommend this book to everyone to read, it is a great and easy read.  I would suggest read thought this book once and then read it again, at a slow pace and really think and answer the questions at the end of each chapter.

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