This little game, hosted by The Purple Booker, asks participants to open a book they are currently reading and copy a line or two in hopes of teasing others into putting that book on their TBR list. Be sure to give titles and authors, and no spoilers, please.

Mine for today is from Max Lucado’s Max on Life,¬†a compellation of questions this famous inspirational writer has been asked and his unique, sometimes surprising answers to them.

This from page 111 “I like Jesus, I just don’t like his followers. At least I don’t like the way they behave. All this ‘amen’ and ‘praise the Lord’ seem phony.”

Max’s answer: “You aren’t alone. Hypocrisy turns people away from God. When God-hungry souls walk into a congregation of wannabe superstars, what happens? When God-seekers see singers strut like Las Vegas entertainers…When they hear the preacher–a man of slick words, dress, and hair–play to the crowd and exclude God…When other attendees¬†dress to be seen and make much to-do over their gifts and offerings…When people enter a church to see God, yet can’t see Him because of the church, don’t think for a second that God doesn’t react…”

“Bottom line: don’t make a theater production out of your faith.”