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Humility: True Greatness (Hardcover)

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C.J. Mahaney

"This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit." —Isaiah 66:2 (ESV)

God clearly states that He is drawn to the humble. He's also clear that He opposes the proud. 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 daily battle quietly raging within every Christian and asks whether you will passively accommodate the enemy of your soul—pride—or actively cultivate your best friend—humility. When you acknowledge the deception of pride and intentionally humble yourself, you become free to savor abundant mercies and unlikely graces. You will find a new life is yours, a life God richly favors. A God-glorifying life you don't want to miss.

Format: Hardback
Size: 7.2 x 5.3 pages
Published: September 2005
Pages: 176

Table of Contents

Foreword (Joshua Harris)

Part One: Our Greatest Friend, Our Greatest Enemy
The Battle of Humility Versus Pride
  1. The Promise of Humility
  2. The Perils of Pride

Part Two: The Great Reversal
Our Savior and the Secret of True Greatness
  1. Greatness Redefined
  2. Greatness Demonstrated

Part Three: Our Great Pursuit
The Practice of True Humility
  1. As Each Day Begins
  2. As Each Day Ends
  3. For Special Focus
  4. Identifying Evidences of Grace
  5. Encouraging Others
  6. Inviting and Pursuing Correction
  7. Responding Humbly to Trials
  8. A Legacy of Greatness

A Final Word
How to Weaken Pride and Cultivate Humility: A List of Suggestions

"I'd like to recommend a new book by C.J. Mahaney (the patron saint of those of us who are Reformed but don't like suits and neckties). Humility: True Greatness is a deceptively easy but devastating read. Counter-cultural and deeply Christian, it is perhaps the most important book I've read for a long time." Carl Trueman

"Humility is seldom thought about in our Christian community. In his masterful way, C.J. Mahaney gives us a much-needed wake-up call on this important subject. I highly recommend this book." Jerry Bridges

"My friend C.J. Mahaney tackles a subject of immense importance. Since God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble, what could be more important than understanding and developing true humility as a lightning rod for grace? C.J.'s book is biblical, honest, and full of helpful insights. We need less egomania and more humility and servanthood in our churches today. May God use this book to remind us that 'only the humble are sane.'" Randy Alcorn

"We need to be reminded daily that God is opposed to the proud. We need to be told once again what greatness is in the eyes of God. This is important for leaders in the church, leaders in families, and for anyone who desires to live a life of excellence that is pleasing to Him. I am grateful for C.J. Mahaney's honest and accurate treatment of this 'accepted' sin. Let the truth that is explained in this book break you of pride and reap within you the pleasing aroma of humility. God not only is opposed to the proud, but He exalts the humble." John MacArthur

"C.J. Mahaney is not humble. At least, that's what he'll tell you. And that's one reason he's so well qualified to write this book. I've read it. I've seen humility in his life—and in the lives of those he's taught. If you're fighting pride—like I am—you should read it, too. And if you're not fighting pride, you really need to read it!" Mark Dever

"This is the right book from the right man at the right time. More than any other man I have known, C.J. Mahaney has taught me what humility really is. This is a man whose humility is a gift to the entire church. He knows that humility is strength, and that God uses the humble in a powerful way. He understands the danger of pride and calls us all to aspire to a legacy of greatness—a greatness that shows the entire world the glory of God. He points us to a cross-centered worldview that will transform every dimension of life." R. Albert Mohler

"A wonderful, sobering, humbling, God-centered, Bible-based book on humility by an author who truly exemplifies it in his own life. I especially appreciate Mahaney's suggestions for practical disciplines to help us cultivate humility before God. This message will tend to keep us our churches from self-destruction due to pride, will make us thankful for little blessings in everyday life, and will bring us closer to God." Wayne Grudem

"In Humility: True Greatness, C.J. Mahaney provides a clear and helpful battlefield manual for the believer's ongoing growth, the fight against pride, and the cultivation of humility. C.J. is no dry-land sailor in this conflict. He and his dear congregation manifest the Spirit's sovereign grace-work in both their personal and corporate humility and in their seriousness about dealing with pride. A 'proud Christian' is an oxymoron. May the Lord of glory, who humbled himself unto death, use this book to slay pride in you, and to form in your the true greatness of servanthood and self-denial." J. Ligon Duncan

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