God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” —1 Peter A battle rages within every one of us every day. It’s the. These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. Where one is fostered, the other is defeated. Which will you pursue? C.J. Mahaney paints a striking picture of the. 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.

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Jul 23, John rated it really liked it. The book, it must be said, is a strong work on its subject. Good book It was a good book on humility “in my humble opinion” It was a very fast read also the only think I did not like is it seems like every numility he was recommending a new book. A really easy read but memorable. If you would like to write a letter to the humiligy, you can do so here.

His question is not if you have pride, it’s where it exists, and how it’s being expressed in your life. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. I recommend that all Christians read this short book.

Why not begin the day by acknowledging our need for and dependence upon God as the author s I have to say that I am glad that this is the first book I finished in the new year. This is currently the only book I have read on the subject of Humility.


In addition, his book is saturated in Scripture, but not in the proof-texting style that passes for biblical in most popular Christian literature today. The book is divided into three parts.

Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney

Don’t highly recommend it. Without humility, our view of God, ourselves and the people around us is hopelessly skewed. In the interests of full disclosure, I was given, free of charge, a copy of the book in order to complete the review. He gives grace to the humble. Reflect on the wonders of the cross 2.

Below is the review I wrote at the time on my personal blog.

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Yet there is valuable wisdom here, particularly humiliyt the focus solely on God. This is the one to whom I will look: Yet again, this small book has impacted me in thinking about what “true greatness” is, which is humility, and servanthood, as defined in Jesus, who came not to be served, but to serve. This book gave some amazing perspective on what humility is. God the Father will not even accept worship that is offered without it. The advice tabled here is simple to understand but hard to implement.

And yet, without God’s grace and discipline, everything we are fights against this precious quality. The book is divided into three sections.

Summary In short, I loved this book. We deflect praise and honour to God not just because He alone deserves it, but because our love for Him compels us to see Him glorified.


This was a much needed read for me, and it will continue to be a favored book in the future!

The fact that he so clearly struggles with this himself makes him eminently qualified to help his fellow sufferers. It is truly a byproduct of becoming more like Jesus.

This is truly become one of my favorite mahxney. Humility is true greatness. Redeem your commute by using it to listen to or memorize Scripture. That’s because at the root of all sin is pride — when human humklity aspire to God’s status and refuse to acknowledge their dependence on Him. At the same time, I convince myself that pride is not that serious—certainly not as bad as other more obvious sins.

There is only one thing I know of that crushes me to the ground and humiliates me to the dust, and that is to look at the Son of God, and especially contemplate the cross. A lot of language is flowing out of our mouths every day and having an impact on those around us.

Humility: True Greatness

These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. It challenges me because I doubt if I take the challenge of exalting Christ, confessing sin, seeking to draw closer to him as seriously as I should.

Where one is fostered, the other is defeated.

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