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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,485 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Lucado Narrator: Ben Holland Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9780849949548
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“Sweet Spot.”

Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don’t have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell. He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot.

But if you’re like 70 percent of working adults, you haven’t found it. You don’t find meaning in your work, or you don’t believe your talents are used. What can you do? You’re suffering from the common life, and you desperately need a cure.

Bestselling author Max Lucado has found it. In Cure for the Common Life, he offers practical tools for exploring and identifying your own uniqueness, motivation to put your strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in your sweet spot for the rest of your life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bestselling author Lucado dedicates his latest book to helping readers discover their ‘sweet spot’—the job or life calling they were created for. He guides readers on their search to find the unique abilities God may have built into them…For Lucado, discovering one’s life purpose is really about honoring the God who gave the unique abilities in the first place…As always, evangelical readers will appreciate that Lucado is easy to read while still substantive and orthodox, and many struggling to find the work that’s right for them will find this book very helpful.’

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/30/2014

    " Another great book on how to use the strengths and talents God created you with to find your "sweet spot" (Max's phrase) and glorify Him in the process. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Young | 1/25/2014

    " Jolene lent me this book thinking that it would be helpful for the team building packet I put together for the start of each school year. While not as helpful as she might have envisioned, I appreaciate her thoughtfulness and did take the concept of "Sweet Spots" and "Life Themes" from the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh Ann | 1/25/2014

    " Of the Max Lucado books I've read so far this is one of my two favorites-I listened to this on audio book on a road trip--it talks about finding your sweet spot in life and was excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 1/17/2014

    " a broad take on a spiritual way of life; but a worthy one nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoyed his book about David & Goliath and I enjoyed this one, too. I enjoy his writing style, it is easy to follow. I also love all of the examples and stories he uses to prove his points. Another great book by Max. Can't wait to pick up another one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/9/2014

    " MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF GOD DOING WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO! =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and actually photocopied a chapter for a friend to read. It was about finding what truly makes you happy. I love my job and know that I am exactly where I am suppose to be. I have the best of both worlds. A full time mom and I work full time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gastoryteller | 1/4/2014

    " I love Lucado's writing and this book is one of his best!! Perfect resource for those of us trying to find our way in the world! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlene Havel | 12/26/2013

    " Everything Max Lucaco writes is absolutely wonderful, and this book is no exception. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary B | 11/17/2013

    " A helpful book in finding our 'sweet spot' - those areas where our passion meets our skills. I'm still working my way through the final sections which involve us undertaking a series of exercies or tasks to help us pin don our sweet spot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 11/16/2013

    " This is really cool! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yuehan | 11/6/2013

    " Helped me affirm that what I do is perhaps the best that I am made to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olive Knight | 10/29/2013

    " Not sure what your purpose is in life? This book can help steer you in the right direction. Practical and inpspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kamaria | 10/28/2013

    " I am truly enjoying reading this book. I am learning a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marion Hill | 9/26/2013

    " My favorite of Max Lucado's books. God made only one version of you and it's up to us to find our assignment. There is definitely a cure for the common life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy T | 6/11/2013

    " I have enjoyed Max Lucado's children's books, so I decided to give this a try. I enjoyed the inspiring stories and great quotes... lots of good food for thought! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/6/2013

    " Good book about how God gave us our talents before we were born and how we can find those talents by creating our S.T.O.R.Y. from our childhood to our adulthood. Workbook questions in the back of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy Winfrey | 1/28/2013

    " Enjoyable read. Basically about finding where you are at your best and using that for God or as Max Lucado puts it, "Finding your sweet spot". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittany | 12/17/2012

    " Excellent Book! Reading this book helped me step outside the box and take a good look at my life. It helped me realize I needed to do some readjusting to my life. I got a new job, made some new friends, and many other things... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 11/26/2012

    " I don't mean to be a hater because, after all, it's Max Lucado! But this was so dull and repetitive. I felt like I was stuck in a boring church service for four hours. His children's books are much better. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 11/6/2012

    " Yet another great book by Max Lucado....makes you really think "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Griffin | 10/30/2012

    " This is the book to read when you start to get into the "going through the motions" phase of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica Steinnagel | 7/7/2012

    " I got this book out of the library in Rota, Spain and I'm hoping to be able to finish it before I leave here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 5/10/2012

    " Lucado writes with clarity and simplicity on a deep subject: one's purpose and destiny in life. This is a book that urges the reader to reflect over her past into the present and the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliette | 3/16/2012

    " Read this in our couples small group. It is fairly redundant, it was nice to see talk about as a group, I think I learned more that way! ...I do not recommend getting the small group study guide-it is all in the back of the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlee | 2/29/2012

    " Every now and then i read something like this and it strikes a chord. This was one of those times. I have read TONS of self-help/self discovery books starting in my teen years. I ams sure timing is everything but, i would say this was the one that gave me the biggest click. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenifer | 2/16/2012

    " I am not a big fan of his writtin style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Eccles | 2/8/2012

    " Helps you see what you should have been doing all along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 8/19/2011

    " Helps you see what you should have been doing all along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gini | 8/2/2011

    " Great book!! A must read book.. Read it, fill the quiz, find ur sweet spot, do it in ur real life ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 6/22/2011

    " This is a great way to step back and take another look at your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/21/2011

    " MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF GOD DOING WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO! =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ember | 5/22/2011

    " This was a great book that made me think about a lot of different things. Very good for people who might be considering a change in career or figuring out what it is that God created them to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corneil | 1/3/2011

    " would make a really good small group study "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teeni | 12/2/2010

    " First Lucado book I've read. Good but not great-- but that might be because overall, I'm really happy with where I'm at right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyson-carlo | 10/29/2010

    " Max Lucado has made this beautiful masterpiece of work together in a perfect pace. He uses such metaphors that will inspire your heart "

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About the Author

Max Lucado, preacher and writer, is the author of many bestselling books, including Next Door Savior, Just like Jesus, In the Grip of Grace, and When God Whispers Your Name, the latter two both named as Medallion Book of the Year. He and his wife live in San Antonio where he is the pulpit pastor of Oak Hills Church of Christ.

About the Narrator

Ben Holland is an audiobook narrator who won the prestious Audie Award in 2015 for best narration in the inspiration/faith-based nonfiction category.