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Humility

True Greatness

Author C.J. Mahaney
Narrator Sean Runnette
Runtime 4 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date July 7, 2009
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

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.

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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 humility. And it’s a fight we can’t win without looking repeatedly to Christ and the cross.

C. J. 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. The blessing that follows is God’s abundant favor“Given pride’s pervasive presence in my life, I come to this book in holy fear, yet inspired by God’s promises to be humble and sobered by his warnings to the proud (Isaiah 66:2b, 1 Peter 5:5b).

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. Only Christ has fully obeyed Isaiah 66:2b (“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word”), yet He did so as our representative! How marvelous that in our daily battle against pride we can rely on God’s grace, through the gospel, and thus bring honor and glory to God.” —C. J. Mahaney

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Review by / (Posted on 8/22/2016)
Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended

I have just finished re-reading this book (Audio version this time), as it is totally in line with our current series in Philippians. What can I say? This is an awesome book! Small book written in a simple easy to understand language. 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.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/19/2011)
The content is dead on....
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. C.J. 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. He comes across as one acutely aware of his sin and God’s grace which is needed today more than ever.

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.
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