By Max Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson
Quick reading book. Easy to comprehend style. Witty and entertaining while conveying basic Biblical truths with common sense.
In It’s Not About Me Lucado discusses how our current culture is saturated with, and caters to, a self-centered, “it’s all about me” mentality. Shifting this mentality to a God-centered one is necessary in approaching life with a Biblical worldview. Lucado uses Biblical examples to illustrate how God intended us to function God-centered. He explains how this idea is not just a self-centered attitude on God’s part, but that pointing to God’s glory is ultimately for our good.
Lucado explains it best as he writes:“Think of it this way. You’re floundering neck-deep in a dark, cold sea. Ship sinking. Life jacket deflating. Strength waning. Through the inky night comes the voice of a lifeboat pilot. But you cannot see him. What do you want the driver of the lifeboat to do?
Be quiet? Say nothing? Stealth his way through the drowning passengers? By no means! You need volume! Amp it up, buddy! In biblical jargon, you want him to show his glory. You need to hear him say, “I am here. I am strong. I have room for you. I can save you!” Drowning passengers want the pilot to reveal his preeminence.
Don’t we want God to do the same? Look around. People thrash about in seas of guilt, anger, despair. Life isn’t working. We are going down fast. But God can rescue us. And only one message matters. His! We need to see God’s glory.
Make no mistake. God has no ego problem. He does not reveal his glory for his good. We need to witness it for ours. We need a strong hand to pull us into a safe boat.”
I originally read It’s Not About Me a few years ago. As one of the first books I read by Max Lucado, it made a strong impression, and is still an awesome read today.
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