It's Not About Me

Rescue from the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy

After reading several Max Lucado books It’s Not About Me is similar to the rest in that it is a collection of short chapters loosely tied together around this main theme. Each chapter does not rest largely on the previous chapter so the book does not draw you along, each chapter generally has it’s own theme.

As an overall view of this book I’d have to say that it is not the best offering from Max but there were two chapters that I really liked. The first of these chapters is Divine Self-Promotion. In this chapter Max discusses the perceived arrogance of God’s insistence that he be the center of our attention. Doesn’t this decree of God’s go against what we are taught to do ourselves? Well, of course it isn’t and he gives us a great analogy to help explain the answer to this question.

The other chapter I really enjoyed is My Struggles Are About Him. A quote from this chapter states, “Rather than begrudge your problem, explore it. Ponder it. And most of all, use it. Use it to the glory of God.”

Although It’s Not About Me may not be the best Max Lucado book I’ve read I feel that there will be at least a couple of chapters that speak to you and they may likely be different than those that I enjoyed.

The chapter titles include:
Show Me Your Glory
Divine Self-Promotion
Holy Different
Just A Moment
His Unchanging Hand
God’s Great Love
God’s Mirrors
My Message Is About Him
My Salvation Is About Him
My Body Is About Him
My Struggles Are About Him
My Success Is About Him
Upward Thinking

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