Monday, August 13, 2012

book review: "live to give" by austin gutwein

"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 useto move mountains."

I've read Austin's first book, Take Your Best Shot and was excited at the chance to read his second one! This book is geared for the teen/tween audience but I still enjoyed it. He encourages kids to let God use them and embrace that the talents each has (what he compares to the unique lunch they take to school) because it's what makes each of us different. It's an overall good read and I liked that it wasn't too topic heavy or hard to read through.   

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. You can learn more about the book and read other reviews in the tour

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