God clearly states that He is drawn to the humble. He’s also clear that He opposes the proud. These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. Where one is fostered, the other is defeated.
Which will you pursue?
C. J. Mahaney paints a striking picture of the daily battle quietly raging within every Christian and asks whether you will passively accommodate the enemy of your soul, pride, or actively cultivate your best friend, humility. When you acknowledge the deception of pride and intentionally humble yourself, you become free to savor abundant mercies and unlikely graces. You will find a new life is yours—a life God richly favors. A God-glorifying life you don’t want to miss.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Our Greatest Friend, Our Greatest Enemy: The Battle of Humility Versus Pride
1. The Promise of Humility
2. The Perils of Pride
Part II: The Great Revival: Our Savior and the Secret of True Greatness
3. Greatness Redefined
4. Greatness Demonstrated
Part III: Our Great Pursuit: The Practice of True Humility
5. As Each Day Begins
6. As Each Day Ends
7. For Special Focus
8. Identifying Evidences of Grace
9. Encouraging Others
10. Inviting and Pursuing Correction
11. Responding Humbly to Trials
12. A Legacy of Greatness
C. J. Mahaney leads Sovereign Grace Ministries in its mission to establish and support local churches. He served as pastor of Covenant Life Church in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., for twenty-seven years before handing the role to Joshua Harris.
“C. J. Mahaney is not humble. At least, that’s what he’ll tell you. And that’s one reason he’s so well qualified to write this book.” - Mark E. Dever, Senior pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Author, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
“A much-needed wake-up call on this important subject. I highly recommend this book.” - Jerry Bridges, Author of The Pursuit of Holiness
“This is the right book from the right man at the right time.” - R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary