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Humility: True Greatness Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Part 1: Our Greatest Friend, Our Greatest Enemy
- The Promise of Humility
- The Perils of Pride
Part 2: The Great Reversal
- Greatness Redefined
- Greatness Demonstrated
Part 3: Our Great Pursuit
- As Each Day Begins
- As Each Day Ends
- For Special Focus
- Identifying Evidences of Grace
- Encouraging Others
- Inviting and Pursuing Correction
- Responding Humbly to Trials
- A Legacy of Greatness
- A Final Word
- How to Weaken Pride and Cultivate Humility: A List of Suggestions
This book should be required reading for every Christian. Sadly today, our churches and larger denominational ministries foster a sense of pride and achievement. We must recover an understanding of true greatness if we want to see victory in the Christian life and true revival in our generation.
Although, he would certainly deny it (as is clear, if you have ever had the privilege of hearing him speak) Mahaney himself is truly a humble man, and I believe that is one of the reasons he has been so mightily used by God. Buy the book, and get started learning humility.
The book is divided into three sections. Part one deals with the battle of humility versus pride, part two with our Savior and the secret of true greatness and part three with the practice of true humility.
In the first part, Mahaney defines humility and shows how true humility is nothing less than a battle against the pride that lives deep within every heart. "Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in the light of God's holiness and our sinfulness." These two realities must be the foundation of any definition of humility: our sinfulness and God's holiness. This is precisely why true greatness can only be achieved by followers of Jesus Christ, for only they have had their eyes opened by the Holy Spirit to see the depth of their own depravity and the overwhelming holiness of God.
Mahaney teaches, rightly I believe, that God hates the sin of pride above all other sin. This is a sin that plagues all humans, though it manifests itself in different ways. So the issue facing the believer is he examines his life is not if pride is present, but where it is present.Read more ›
The author has a clear, yet personable writing style and Humility is a prime example. He tackles such topics as defining biblical humility ("Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in light of God's holiness and our sinfulness." p. 22) and pride ("Pride is when sinful human beings aspire to the status and position of God and refuse to acknowledge their dependence upon Him." p. 31).
Mahaney also does a wonderful job giving practical encouragements of how to foster humility in our daily lives: through prayer, acting in grace toward others, and opening oneself up for correction. There is even a checklist summary of practical things we can do to strive after humility at the end of the book.
Of course, a lot more could have been written, but an exhaustive manifesto on humility does not seem to be Mahaney's ambition. Rather, this excellent book is a crisp, if not humble, approach to a hugely important topic in the life of a Christ-follower.
All in all, Mahaney has hit another home run. I can't imagine any believer not being challenge by this convicting and gracious book. He has such an accessible style that many readers will be able to devour Humility in one sitting. I would recommend that you go at a slower pace and let these powerful challenges transform your life. In fact, I've already bought several copies that I have been doling out to my coworkers. Thanks C.J. - please keep books like this coming! - Todd Burgett, Christian Book Previews.com
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The key concept is that we need to consider others more important than ourselves. It doesn't mean that we need to think negatively than ourselves. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Guitar Rick
CJ Mahaney provides more concise and helpful books than many who are a bit wordy! This book on humility helped me alot to understand God's holiness and the need to be humble.Published 1 month ago by Scott Austin
Powerful, challenging and inspiring! I highlighted a majority of the book! I will definitely read this multiple times and refer to it often as I aim to incorporate these principles... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa
I am just getting started but love the book already! Anything by C.J. is a precious treasure. This man heralds Christ in his life and in his writings!Published 3 months ago by Alex Robinson
This book challenged me from the first moment I read it. God used it to immediately convict me of my pride & through the instruction in this book has helped me find a way to shift... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael