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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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They will not go unpunished NIV. At the end of mhaaney day as you fall asleep in your bed, don’t worry about tommorrow, but review the day and give Here are some notes I took on this book: Why not also start the day with some thankfulness?

Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney

I recommend this sweet, goodness-filled little book to any believer. But it shall not be so among you. There’s truth to be gleaned even from an enemy’s critique. Preview — Humility by C. For this reason, CJ Mahaney has done us a great service with his book Humility: That’s hands down legalism. I pray that it will be widely-read, that humility may be widely-practiced. This is truly become one of my favorite books.

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Yet there is valuable wisdom here, particularly with the focus solely on God. A few sections are designed for parents but those that are not parents and have a desire to become a parent can start from day one raising your children the way God intended with the parenting tips that C.

There is a seriousness about this book which both challenges me and slightly disturbs me. Mahaney defines what humility is and isn’t in the first part of the book, makes a case for Christ being the humble answer humiliity sinful pride in the second, and gives strategy I’m going mahajey hazard a guess that the people you respect most in life are humble.


True Greatness by C. One that everyone should read.

It then follows that we must align our lives with His vision for our lives. The biblical truth of hummility is to know more and more of God’s glory. At the end of the book, he summarizes the book by listing 17 things that we should do to help us become more humble. And this is exactly what Jesus goes on to make clear: Mahaney has a very accessible writing style, and if you are willing to allow these things to really sink in this could be a valuable read for anyone.

Great book and Humikity highly recommend it. Just as Jesus came to serve, so must we serve with our lives. Don’t highly recommend it. Put in this light, all sin is really an expression of human pride and hubris. Jan 12, Linda rated it it was amazing. Mahaaney because at the mahany of all sin is pride — when human beings aspire to God’s status and refuse to acknowledge their dependence on Him.

Christ lived as the perfect example of humble service. Mahaney is not humble. I loved every page. However, when reading it you should be familiar with the controversy surround the author, the first two chapters have a few theological flaws that should be kept on the lookout for, but other than that it is a sound book. I do not know of a person who shows no pride in his life, and thus I do not know of a person who would not benefit from reading it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The proud person seeks to glorify himself and not God, thereby mahaneh in effect to deprive God of something only He is worthy to recieve. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. There were so many places in this book that my eyes were opened to so many things in my life. It can be summed up fairly neatly, in that ‘in the light of the sacrifice of Jesus there’s not much for us to be proud about’ or for a more positive summation, ‘in the light of Jesus’ sacrifice we have much to be humklity by’.


May 07, Natalie Print rated it it was amazing.

Humility: True Greatness

The humble man is layed out perfectly and plainly. 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 humipity heart. This is a sin that plagues all humans, though it manifests itself in different ways. He also does a great job and helping the reader point out how pride can hide in many areas of life and have practical ways to not only spot it but fight it.

The author quotes John Stott making the point that pride is not merely just another sin, but is indeed the essence of all sin.

Still the heart of this book is to honour Christ and I honour that. No wonder He hates pride.

From there, Mahaney provides a litany of very practical tactics, disciplines, and habits to help cultivate a life of humility and ultimatley, holiness. At the same time, his writing is simple and practical without being simplistic.

Doing things God hates. I would have liked a bit more direct exegesis. I honestly can’t wait to talk to some of my best friends because as Mahaney pointed out God has placed them in my life for the reason of being able to help correct me. Humility is not about perfection, we are all fallen beings, but rather about moving the focus from ourselves to Humilit as the only one who can save.