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Humility: True Greatness
     

Humility: True Greatness

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by C. J. Mahaney
 

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Be Transformed by Christ’s Example

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” —1 Peter 5:5

A battle rages within every one of us every day. It’s the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God’s call to recognize that we’re really nothing without Him. It’s pride versus

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Humility: True Greatness 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Short, consise, well-versed, advice on living a life of humility, not as the world sees it (weakness, shyness), but as seen through the eyes of God. True greatness is achieved through true humility. And C.J. Mahaney systematically lays out a blueprint for God's plan for our life. God's plan not our plan. This is the key to understanding true humility understanding that we must be servants, as Christ demonstrated, in order to remain on the path that God has chosen for us. Are you willing to lay all at the foot of God in order to let him transform you in to a creature that is successful at home, at work, at play. God wants success for his people, but he desires humility. A continual reference to one key point in this book is that God gives grace to the humble. Well, as we all know, God's grace is all we have to begin with because we are nothing without him, but now we see that there is something that we can do to draw God's gaze and bring grace to our lives. What a true relief. Through true biblical humility, we can attract God's gaze, draw his attention and receive blessings beyond which we have already, through grace, received. How humbling, how encouraging, how exciting! I have suffered many setbacks in my life, inlcuding 10 years in darkness after I turned my back on God, but this book, the first that I read when I truly dedicated my life to the Lord, has led to such a great understanding of what God has for us, for me. C.J. Mahaney uses real-life analogies and stories to relate the message that is repeated throughout God's word, and he backs all of that up with scripture. I cannot more highly recommend a life changing book, especially for a new Christian this book will provide the foundation for all future endeavors in your life in God's will. This book helped me to understand that I was self-centered, egocentric and selfish even with my wife and daughters who I love and thought I would do anything for. It helped me to find the places, deep inside, that I needed to change in order to effectively humble myself in every facet of my life. I still suffer trials, to be honest, I feel that I suffer more since I became a true Christian, but I see them as a blessing, a gift, an opportunity for me to, as it says in James, grow in faith. James 1:2-3 (not referenced in the book, but so very valid here) states 'Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance' (NIV). What an encouragement! What a blessing! GRACE!!! Please, read this book. The chapters are short enough for a devotional period and the results, if you are receptive to God's word, are remarkable. Humility, despite what the world believes, is the key to happiness both here and in the hereafter.
RTO11_11 More than 1 year ago
This book is laid out in a simple style, easy to read and understand. Yet, the principles presented are deep and profound, you just cannot read it once. I plan to read this book many times, as I seek to humble myself before the LORD! Humility is indeed the path to greatness. "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
bp0602 More than 1 year ago
I have finished listening to an audio book entitled Humility: True Greatness by C. J. Mahaney. Humillity is something that goes against our culture, and yet as Christians we are to be like Christ who was the perfect example of humility. While we tend to focus so much attention on wanting to be great in this life, what is "true greatness?" This book was so easy to relate to and apply the principles he shared to life. I liked how the author used examples from his own life in search of humility. One thing I took away from this book was the ideas regarding parenting. Are we teaching our children to focus on "true greatness," or do we put too much emphasis on greatness by the world's standards? What does it take for us to see our children as great....if they are sucessful in sports, academics, or their careers? Or if they follow Christ? Where is our focus in our families? Also, this book really made me stop and think about Christ's example of humility. The author did an excellent job in this book I believe and I recommend this book to you. The narrator was interesting to listen to as well with this audio book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from christianaudio Reviewers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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AngelNH More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two days. It touched me in many ways. I loved how it described ways to practice humility and honor what is truly imporant in life and in our relationship with God. Well done and filled with truth. Thank you!
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Steelsmitty More than 1 year ago
A fabulous book that is easy to read, great for small group study and so challenging as to be likened to a small pocket knife of biblical stabbing truth. It will challenge you from cover to cover and make you question your beliefs about who you are and what your purpose is. I judge a book by the shelf life. No pun intended but what I mean is, how many times will I put a book back off the shelf to give me life. This book will be referenced by me for future messages and future thinking on the topic of being a true servant. I think you should read it in my humble opinion.