finished reading? Really! I have no clue. But that's the point!
The author (who desires to remain nameless) wants to get a
message out about doing things for God's glory, not our own.
The author invites readers to become nothing in light of God's
everything. What a novel and noble idea! I love the book and
the concept behind the book.
True humility/ Christlike humility is never easy to embrace. Can you honestly say that you're simply satisfied and completely content with being unknown to the world and that you only care about the Audience of One? I know I have not quite arrived yet but I hope I'm getting closer to that goal. In our culture, people would think you're crazy if you voluntarily desire to be a nobody. This book challenges us to examine our heart's attitude...whether we seek to make God known or to make ourselves known. The world is chasing after success and significance. Are you willing to silently sacrifice, serve, and even suffer, instead?
I highly recommend this must-read book. Each chapter ends with thought-provoking discussion questions. Get ready to be challenged to anonymously live out Philippians 2:1-11 in an authentic way! Soli Deo Gloria!
"The trouble with you and me and the rest of humanity is not that we lack self-confidence (as we're told by the world) but that we have far too much self-importance." (p.10)
"That's what embracing obscurity is all about: being content with being 'relatively unknown' so that Christ can be made more known." (p.13)
"Serve Him by serving others. Meet others' needs out of the overflow He has given us, through our words, compassion, hospitality, wealth, courtesy, and all the menial tasks that get opportunity when people live in proximity to one another." (p.98)
Deadline: Oct.14th at midnight (Pacific time)
To Enter: Leave a comment here with your email address. What is a Biblical or modern day example of someone who embraces himself or herself as small in relation to all God has done? Why is that person or example important to you? You can read about a great example of a humble servant here.
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