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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
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There really is more to this life than you've been told.
We've been demanding our way since day one ...
"I want a spouse that makes me happy and coworkers that always ask my opinion."
"I want weather that suits me and traffic that helps me and government that serves me."
Self-promotion. Self-preservation. Self-centeredness ...
"It's all about me."
They all told us it was, didn't they? And we took them up on it. We thought self-celebration would make us happy ...
But believing that has created chaos -- noisy homes, stress-filled businesses, cutthroat relationships. We've chased so many skinny rabbits, says Max Lucado, that we've missed the fat one: the God-centered life.
If you want to shift into high gear with purpose, this is it: life makes sense when we accept our place! Our pleasures, our problems, our gifts and talents ... when they're all for the One who created us, we suddenly gain what we've been missing and find what we've been seeking.
Let Max Lucado show you how to make the shift of a lifetime. How to bump your life off self-center. How to be changed and experience the meaning-charged life you were meant to have. Your discovery starts here.
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Max Lucado has written another great bookJuly 13, email@example.comAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I would like to take the time to say that this book was another excellent book by Max Lucado, God has truly given him a talent to make God's Word come alive. I have enjoyed Max Lucado for a very long time, and this book has become another of my favorites. It's Not About Me makes the reader understand that all that we have was not just obtained by us. It was give to us by God, and that our lives should point at the direction of God.
This is not the norm we are taught in this society that we are the Creator of our own destiny which this is not the case we were created and the focus should not be on ourselves but on the people around us. This book challenges the reader to see beyond themselves and discover a life out side of our walls. I truly enjoyed the book reading it has been an eye opener.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Eva ScottGreensboro, NCAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5This book gives you something to think aboutJuly 2, 2011Eva ScottGreensboro, NCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Our job as humans reduced down to one phrase - reflect God's glory." The previous quote from Max's book is a summary of his book as well as a summary of what he feels is our purpose in life. This is true of everything in life - suffering, our message, and even our success.
One thing Max does well throughout the book is to give us word pictures to help us to understand how our lives should reflect God's glory.
One picture he gave was that of an ad agency. He talked about how we are God's advertising agency. If we think of ourselves as God's ad agency, we will ask ourselves, "How can we promote God through our lives?" This is something that I thought about for a while.
I did not feel the subtitle of the book fit the book. The book really did not speak about being rescued from the life that would make us happy.
In the chapter titled, "My Body is about Him," he talks about intimate relationships, possible private parts of angels. So, if those subjects make you squeamish, then you will want to skip this book.
His last chapter tells a story about a rabbi he meets on a plane who tells him a story about the daughter of a boss who works in the same building as the owner of company. This chapter sums up the whole book very well and leaves you with a visual to tie all the other chapters together.
I like books that leave you thinking for days about God and what He wants you to do. This book does that.
Note: The publisher provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookSneezeÂ®.
luv2readjenLisle, ILAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5For the Glory of GodJuly 2, 2011luv2readjenLisle, ILAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One note, for the ebook version, there are some formatting distractions - the blurbs that would (I assume) be captured as boxes in a callout on the side in a print version, are all caps in the midst of the text in the electronic version. These were in places where they sometimes interfered with reading the book.
Steven Curtis Chapman just released a song called "Do Everything" (it's only available on the radio right now) and the lyrics should be a soundtrack to this book by Max Lucado. The book (and the song) remind us that we are to be a reflection of the creator. We are to live differently by purposefully living so that "every little thing that you do to bring a smile to his face and tell the story of grace". That's from the song, but it is an apt summary of the book.
We live in a culture that encourages us to be â€˜self-aware' and â€˜self-governing' to the point that others are at best inconvenient and at worst irrelevant. Believers however are called to "be a living sacrifice" Romans 12:1. You can't be a living sacrifice and be selfish; you can only do this by being selfless - by living for something or some ONE else. That is the crux of "It's Not About Me" - living as a reflection of our redeemer-maker, our creator-savior, to the point that ourselves are merely "links in a chain, and not very important ones at that, " being used by Him as a testament to His kindness, not our usefulness.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, Christians are set apart to intentionally live as a pointer that demonstrates the Christ of the Cross to everyone. For the glory of God, we must move from selfish ambition to selfless service, in everything we do. This book is a great reminder that God is God and we are not - and to live otherwise is to live poorly.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
MartyAustell, Ga.Age: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awsome book meets all my expectationsMay 17, 2011MartyAustell, Ga.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I didn't know what to expect when we started this book; but it is beyond my wildest dreams. God put this book in our hands at a time when we really needed it. Thank-you for writing this book.
Linda Carroll5 Stars Out Of 5July 17, 2009Linda CarrollExcellent book and guide. Really shows how we should honor God as the only God and how we are to react to His Glory
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