Be Transformed by Christ's Example "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. It's the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God's call to recognize that we're really nothing without Him. Mahaney raises a battle cry to daily, diligently, and deliberately weaken our greatest enemy pride and cultivate our greatest friend humility. His thorough examination clarifies misconceptions, revealing the truth about why God detests pride and turns His active attention to the humble. Because pride is never passive, defeating it demands an intentional attack. Scripture reveals to us that, while pride was the first and most serious sin, God is decisively drawn to humility and is specifically supportive of the humble.
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Be Transformed by Christ's Example "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. It's the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God's call to recognize that we're really nothing without Him. Mahaney raises a battle cry to daily, diligently, and deliberately weaken our greatest enemy pride and cultivate our greatest friend humility.
His thorough examination clarifies misconceptions, revealing the truth about why God detests pride and turns His active attention to the humble. Because pride is never passive, defeating it demands an intentional attack. Scripture reveals to us that, while pride was the first and most serious sin, God is decisively drawn to humility and is specifically supportive of the humble.
Everyone who calls themselves a Christian should read this book. Mahaney hits the points square on and challenges us to turn from our pride and arrogance - which, until reading this book I did not realize was in my life.
He opens up the scriptures to convict us, and to show us out need to repent in a humble and grace-filled way that is easy to listen to. I have posted the "List of suggestions on how to weaken pride and cultivate humility" from the back of the book on my office wall next to my computer, so I can be reminded all day long of what I can do the work on my Humility.
The content is dead on. Humility is written with some strong exhortations mixed with very practical applications. Granted, we are not all going to play golf, but what Mahaney is saying is that there are many everyday ways in which you can cultivate humility in your life without becoming a monk and secluding yourself from the rest of the world. The audiobook was very well done as well. This was the first time I had listened to Sean Runnette read a book from christianaudio. He read with feeling and emotion.
It was as though he was being deeply impacted by what he was reading and wanted to relay that on to those who would be listening later. His pace of reading and voice were both steady and strong. The audiobook was a joy to listen to.
Recommendation Humility is a topic that is extremely tough to write about without coming off as arrogant. Mahaney succeeded in doing just that. He writes with a genuine humility that is seen or heard whenever he steps into a pulpit to preach.
I would recommend to every pastor or leader in the local church that they read and discuss this book with others. I would also recommend that any Christian read this book. Perhaps a youth group study would be advisable on the contents of Humility.
As an American, I can say that Humility by C. Mahaney is book I needed to hear. Our society tells us that we should look out for ourselves and do whatever our urges and impulses tell us to do. Because of our cultural conditioning, we are a nation that is quite proud.
Unfortunately, the church is not exempt from this cultural conditioning, and humility is something that is often lacking in the church. Mahaney urges believers to fight pride using the spiritual disciplines. The spiritual disciplines help believers not only to grow as Christians but they also help us become humble like Christ. Mahaney offers us creative ways to practice the spiritual disciplines when we wake up in the morning, when we lie down at night, and as we live each day.
Humility was very well written. Mahaney uses plenty of examples from his life to illustrate the principles that he discusses. The audio book version was well read by Arthur Morey. It was edifying for my life; I believe that it will be edifying for any Christian who takes the time to listen. I am grateful to Christian Audio for the opportunity to review this book as a part of their reviewers program.
Before I listened to this audiobook, I had a preconceived notion about what this book would be about. My thoughts echoed the author in that I thought it was ironic that somebody would be writing a book about humility.
Humility is not just self-effacing. Humility is seeing ourselves how God sees us: wretched sinners. That's nothing to be proud of! Mahaney recommends several practical, biblical-based ideas on how to practice humility. His suggestions help the Christian with the sanctification process with practices in true worship, study in theology, better prayer life, and continual honest examination of oneself.
Throughout the book, Mahaney eloquently speaks of the Cross. That's what true humility is about—it's keeping the Cross at the forefront of your mind and seeing yourself in it's light.
Although, he doesn't say it outright, Mahaney has an obvious Calvinistic view of soteriology. This review was written as part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program. I have finished listening to an audio book entitled Humility: True Greatness by C. 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? 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 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. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. A friend shared quote that I think is the central issue with humility.
The problem with relationships is pride. The solution to that problem is humility. Not that with age comes wisdom, because I know many older people that have never acquired wisdom.
But that in order to really develop wisdom, you need some years. Mahaney is a good example of someone that has put in the time and effort into developing wisdom. Humility is a great example of a good book that if we put it into practice will help us move in the direction of spiritual growth, wisdom, and of course, humility. The first section of Humility is devoted to a description of what is and is not humility, and why pride, the opposite of humility, is the root of all other sin.
Mahaney uses a simple way to help describe pride. Pride is when "we contend with God for supremacy". He says that years before contemplating this book he started making confession to God, and occasionally to others, around pride.
He stopped saying, "Please forgive me for my pride" and started saying "Please forgive me for contending with God for supremacy. The remainder of the book about the last 75 percent is devoted to practical ways to encourage humility. Some of them are practices of spiritual devotion, along the lines of Spiritual Devotions for the Christian Life my review which is specifically mentioned.
But there are many others, like re-claiming our commute. There is also an extended section on sleep, why it is important, why God created it and what we should do for spiritual benefit as we get ready for it. This is probably the closest that anyone I am aware of has come to a theology of sleep. There is also an extended discussion on Habakkuk about the relationship of suffering and humility. There is good quote from DA Carson, "The truth of the matter is that all we have to do is live long enough and we will suffer.
He does not really deal with the problem of evil why is there suffering but instead focuses on how suffering can allow us to better focus on humility before God.
The final section is on parenting. I think the 15 minutes on audiobook or so of why we should focus on developing humility in our children and some practical steps on how to do it are worth the price of the book. Like the rest of the book, the parenting section isn't revolutionary, but it is clear, succinct and convicting.
Overall this is a great book. I've always thought that few people could write a book about humility with a straight face and a clear conscience. Apparently CJ Mahaney is one of them.
Humility: True Greatness
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins Unabridged 4. And even if it should be, can genuine humility actually be attained? Often so practical in application that it is overlooked, the answer is found by studying the life and words of Christ whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave. This little book is a loud call to all committed Christians to prove that meekness and lowliness of heart is the evidence by which those who follow the meek and lowly Lamb of God are to be known. Stott Narrated by: Simon Vance Length: 14 hrs and 1 min Unabridged 5 out of 5 stars Performance 5 out of 5 stars Story 5 out of 5 stars The universal symbol of the Christian faith is neither a crib nor a manger, but a gruesome cross. Yet many people are unclear about its meaning, and cannot understand why Christ had to die. Chapter One The Promise of Humility In a culture that so often rewards the proud-a world quick to admire and applaud the prideful, a world eager to bestow the label "great" on these same individuals -humility occasionally attracts some surprising attention.
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