Review of It's Not About Me: Rescue from the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy

Title: It’s Not About Me: Rescue from the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy
Author: Max Lucado
Date Completed: 04/04/2004

Rereadability Rating: 3.5
Lifechangeability Rating: 3.5
Entertainment Rating: 3.5

I stopped at Barnes and Noble and read this book. I read it quickly, and might have missed some of Lucados short sentences that say so much. But, the whole book is about something very close to my heart: Not being selfish. So little is truly selfless, and how do we move ourselves toward selflessness? He divides the book into two sections, God Pondering and God Promoting. Through the course of the first section, Lucado tries to get his reader to think about Gods greatness (and, therefore, our relation to him as grains of sand compared to Everest). He does a good job of letting the reader know that no comparison he can make is sufficient to help us understand where our power, our holiness and our love stand in relation to Gods. The second section is an exhortation to understand that everything about our lives as believers is about God. Our success, our bodies, our message, our struggles and our salvation are all about Him. Understanding these two things (our place and our priority of putting Christ first) are the two best steps I can think of to begin the journey towards selflessness.

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Note: This book review has been included in my site for historical purposes. I might not hold the same views as I did when it was written. If I don’t, hopefully I’m more right now…

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