Cure for the Common Life
Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado is a great read for anyone struggling to find purpose in their careers. The author explains from biblical perspective why it is so important for everyone to use their talents that God has given to each of us. He explains by finding those talents we operate in our sweet spots and life seems to move down hill and is not a constant struggle.
The author encourages one to read their life backwards. Meaning you must look back into your youth and what did you excel at. In another great chapter the author encourages us not to choose a profession or a career based on the money you may or may not make from it. The author states, “success is not defined by position or pay scalebut by this: doing the mostwhat you do best.” There is also a chapter in the book to help their child find their talents and place in the universe. The author states, “Don’t see your child as a blank slate awaiting your pen, but as a written book awaiting your study.” Even though this is not a parenting book what a great way to help parents understand there role in their childs life. The author also explains why it so important to serve and not be too big to do small things. Lucado states, “Everyday do something you don’t want to do.” Lucado explains that Christ came to serve others and that serving others is an important role as a christian.
This is a great book. I always take notes, underline, and highlight the books I read. I felt like I highlighted over half of it. There is a study guide in the back of the book that allows the reader to individually go deeper into their own circumstances to guide you to find your sweet spot in the work that you do. The author does a great job of highlighting the text by using personal stories, stories of others, quotes, and specific examples of people that have found their sweet spot.
I did receive a free copy of the book from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts in this post are my own.