Chapter One The Promise of Humility In a culture that so often rewards the proud-a world quick to admire and applaud the prideful, a world eager to bestow the label "great" on these same individuals -humility occasionally attracts some surprising attention. Take, for example, the bestselling book Good to Great. Since , this leadership manual from Jim Collins has become one of the most popular and influential in the business world. The book is driven by this question: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how? To find the answer, Collins and a team of researchers spent five years studying eleven corporations that had made the leap from being merely good companies to being great ones.
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Mahaney raises a battle cry to daily, diligently, and deliberately weaken our greatest enemy pride and cultivate our greatest friend humility. His thorough examination clarifies misconceptions, revealing the truth about why God detests pride and turns His active attention to the humble. Because pride is never passive, defeating it demands an intentional attack.
These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. Where one is fostered, the other is defeated. Which will you pursue? When you acknowledge the deception of pride and intentionally humble yourself, you become free to savor abundant mercies and unlikely graces. The author has a clear, yet personable writing style and Humility is a prime example.
Mahaney also does a wonderful job giving practical encouragements of how to foster humility in our daily lives: through prayer, acting in grace toward others, and opening oneself up for correction. There is even a checklist summary of practical things we can do to strive after humility at the end of the book. Rather, this excellent book is a crisp, if not humble, approach to a hugely important topic in the life of a Christ-follower.
All in all, Mahaney has hit another home run. He has such an accessible style that many readers will be able to devour Humility in one sitting.
I would recommend that you go at a slower pace and let these powerful challenges transform your life. Thanks C. Mahaney is not humble. I highly recommend this book. Albert Mohler, Jr. Ask us here. Find Related Products.
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