Humility by C.J. Mahaney


Be Transformed by Christ’s Example “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” —1 Peter 5:5 A battle rages within every one of us every day. It’s the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God’s call to recognize that we’re really nothing without Him. It’s pride versus humility. And it’s a fight we can’t win without looking repeatedly to Christ and the cross. C. J. Mahaney raises a battle cry to da...

Details Humility

Release DateSep 30th, 2005
GenreChristian, Religion, Theology, Christianity, Nonfiction, Faith

Reviews Humility

  • KC McCauley
    This book is a great resource that provides biblical and practical instruction and motivation on how to weaken pride and cultivate humility. I highly recommend this book as it is very timely and relevant to our prideful society. This was a much needed read for me, and it will continue to be a favored book in the future!Here is a list of suggestions from the book on how to weaken pride and cultivate humility.Always do this: - Reflect on the wonder...
  • Gail
    I'm going to hazard a guess that the people you respect most in life are humble. Understated, encouraging, gracious individuals can't seem to fly under the radar as much as they'd like because people are drawn to them. They're the best leaders, servants, friends, spouses, and parents.The book is divided into three parts. C.J. Mahaney defines what humility is and isn't in the first part of the book, makes a case for Christ being the humble answer ...
  • Dkovlak
    This is a short but powerful book. We all battle with pride.We should read this book several times each year. He gives good practical tips on how to kill pride and become more humble. (For example, compare yourself to Christ. Compared to him you have to be humble.). He uses a lot of Bible verses and personal experiences to get his points across.At the end of the book, he summarizes the book by listing 17 things that we should do to help us become...
  • J.S. Park
    It's now impossible to read this book without being aware of C.J. Mahaney's current troubles with Sovereign Grace Ministries. After a 600+ page document outed him and his ministry with disturbing practices, he's taken a leave of absence to "re-assess" himself. The main word for his troubles: pride. So it's with a strange retrospect that I went through his seminal work on humility. The book, it must be said, is a strong work on its subject. But I ...
  • Steven Hale
    This book gave some amazing perspective on what humility is. C.J Mahaney is a great communicator of the Gospel. I loved the way he prefaces the book by stating that he needs to grow in humility just as much as the next person. 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.Along with the practical ways of fighting for humility he helps the...
  • Jon
    This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit.–Isaiah 66:2. So needed. So timely. So beautiful. The humble man is layed out perfectly and plainly. A clear definition of what humility is, what pride is, what pride does, and how to daily cultivate humility. C. J. opens up a gorgeous picture of what true greatness is. He delivers the statement that the Greatest One that walked this earth was humble to show us how to ...
  • Brian
    This is truly become one of my favorite books. This is currently the only book I have read on the subject of Humility. I recommend it for all. 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. J. Mahaney gives in these sections. He also gives a few different lists that he recommends everyone f...
  • Christopher
    Here are some notes I took on this book:Helpful practices for fighting pride and developing humility -Focus yourself to speak words of needy dependence and trust to God when you wake in the morning.Begin your morning prayerfully and meditating on God's Word.Redeem your commute by using it to listen to or memorize Scripture.Don't listen to yourself throughout the day, preach to yourself.At the end of the day as you fall asleep in your bed, don't w...
  • Stephanie Huish
    Humility is hard to grasp consistently in one's life. As soon as one thinks he is humble, POOF! It's gone. Mahaney's to-the-point writing makes for some good takeaway quotes:"When we humble ourselves each morning by casting all our cares on the Lord, we will start the day free of care. The humble are genuinely care free. " p75".. Only those who are humble can consistently identify evidences of grace in others who need adjustment." p100".. There's...
  • Kathleen
    Although good, for some reason this just isn't my favorite book on the subject. There were some helpful illustrations but I have found the Puritan writings on this topic more meaningful & exposing. I expect books on this topic to have somewhat of a branding iron effect on me & this one didn't quite hit the target. Don't highly recommend it.