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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Having laid a firm foundation at the foot of the Cross, the rest of the book is largely practical advice. Let that truth sink into your thinking. But Mahaney speaks enough truth here to recommend to those who struggle with pride. Sep 10, Nathanael rated it really liked it. Whether we experience joy or pain, whether we are correcting or being corrected, we all have opportunities to practice humility every day.

I’m going to hazard a guess that the people you respect most in life are hu,ility. 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. True Greatness by C.

This book, written by “a proud man pursuing humility by the grace of God,” is valuable because it is full of sound, appropriate, and poignant truths both from Scripture and from wise Christian teachers that help sanity to prevail in a naturally prideful heart.


It was, and continues to be, a blessing to me. 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.

Apr 25, Dave Courtney rated it really liked it. 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. Built on the idea that pride is both our greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend.

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Book Review – Humility: True Greatness – Tim Challies

We stand before a perfectly holy and all-powerful God, having nothing of our own that God did not Himself give us — save our own sinfulness. Three that particularly struck me were: Jan 12, Linda rated it it was amazing. Dec 13, Elizabeth Trader rated it really liked it. God is doing some serious work in my soul right now over my inabilities. This book is so important. Jun 24, Steven Hale rated it it was amazing.

Both these problems feed into each other. Instead, Mahaney takes the time to grapple with the key texts in detail, and model for us his approach to the Bible.

He is adamant that learning how to deal with the p A really easy read but memorable. The proud person seeks to glorify himself and not God, thereby attempting in effect to deprive God of something only He is worthy to receive.


At the end of the day as you fall asleep in your bed, don’t worry about tommorrow, but review the day and give all glory to God for his grace. Dec 17, Jon rated it it was amazing. It is through this that we can then strive to put in to action the markers of humility: Admit dependence on God every day 3.

Overall it is a great book that I think every christian should read. Pride as defined by Mahaney is contending for supremacy with God and the chief purpose is self glorification and attempting to rob God of all glory and praise, which only He alone is worthy to receive. Proactively attack the lies that are rooted in our conciense.

Humility: True greatness

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I loved this book. Although good, for some reason this just isn’t my favorite book on the subject. This is a biblical message, to be sure — God gives grace to the humble.

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In relating his whole book, every theme, to the Cross and Gospel of Christ, Mahaney truly glorifies God. First of all, Mahaney stresses that humility will bring grace to him that practices it.

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