There are so many things I didn't realize pride encompassed, such as self-pity. This is a great book on learning how to live the closest to Jesus, by living like him. RT Kendall writes about known and undetected forms of pride, and numerous ways to access the humility in our lives to be humble individuals that attract others.
What a refreshing reminder of our need to be evaluating ourselves against God's standard, not seeking approbation and actively seeking to see things through the eyes of His Word. The HS provides that if I am seeking in grace. Had a bit of trouble keeping my attention but considering the topic, I'm sure the demonic resistance was high since I am in need of humility consistently.
This book will cause each reader to have a closer walk with, The Master, as our focus turns away from ourselves and onto, "He who loves us and gave Himself for us." A must read for every serious follower of Christ!
The Power of Humility by R.T. Kendall is a powerful indictment of the popular Christian sin of pride. Kendall, long the pastor of Westminster Chapel in London, England, brings his many years in the pulpit and the Lord's service to this study of how pride affects our faith and hampers our lives. He uses several biblical examples to demonstrate how God punishes those who rely on themselves instead of Him. Kendall even speaks honestly about his own battle with personal pride as well as stories he's witnessed personally. Pride may be the worst sin that keeps us from God, because even Christians can be very guilty of it, often masquerading as false humility. Here's a few of my favorite quotes from the book: You can talk about your failures and disappointments to almost anybody; you can only discuss your successes with a true friend. Pride makes us judge. It is pride that seeks to vindicate ourselves. The apostle Paul had made a huge step forward in this area: he refufsed to clear his name and simply chose to wait for the day God chooses to do it. You will not die by swallowing your pride. This is not always an easy book to read, as readers will often squirm with personal conviction, but it's a vital book to read for deeper faith.