Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Weekly Recommendation: 'Humility'

Over the past 2 months, we have been looking at Basic Christianity. What does it mean to be a Christian? We have answered that in 3 ways: Submission, Servanthood, and Selflessness (humility). We are currently discussing humility. Over the past 2 weeks, I have been re-reading my favorite book on the subject, "Humility: True Greatness," by C J Mahaney.

I had the opportunity to meet Mahaney and have him sign my copy of his book. He wrote:

Kyle,

With Appreciation

C J

James 4:6


What is interesting is that we will be looking at James 4 this upcoming Sunday as we conclude our discussion on Basic Christianity. I highly recommend this book. It is simple, short, and yet, profound. I have recently written a short review of the book. If it helps, I encourage everyone to read it and to check out this book. Mahaney is one of the best public examples of what humility looks like. Pride is a constant battle we fight. We all fight it, and this is a great resource to help us in that struggle.

His best advice: remember the cross.
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." -James 4:6

1 comment:

Ira Williams said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'd like to (humbly) suggest another book on the subject: "Speak Softly...What's Happened To American Humility".

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I AM THE AUTHOR)

I feel that humility is an undervalued virtue and one that is at the root of America's greatest moments in history.

For more details, please visit www.speaksoftly.com

Thanks!