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Descending Into Greatness

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Learning to put God's kingdom first by choosing to put self second is the secret to finding true satisfaction. This book examines how that is possible by looking at various real-world situations.
ebook, 240 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Zondervan (first published February 1st 1993)
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Brandon Current
Jul 15, 2015 Brandon Current rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read and keep as resource. Basic ideas about servanthood, selflessness, and the overall message of Phil. 2. Compelling illustrations make it a worthwhile read and a good way for building conviction and determination to pursue a path of smallness. Also deals well with the day-to-day issues of the heart rather than focusing on large paychecks and titles as the core problem or demonstration of pride. Throughout are hints of the ministry philosophy and strategy of Willow Creek.
John
Mar 08, 2007 John rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
another forgettable christian book, although i would say that it is quite edifying and a nice tool for discipleship.
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A powerful book on saying "yes to God" becoming a humble servant. Totally recommended!
Kara Rull
Dec 17, 2011 Kara Rull rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great reminder to live a life of service. In order to be the best example of Christ, we need to be a living example of service and love to others.
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I loved this book. In fact, I think it was the best one Hybels wrote.
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Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Axiom, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christ ...more
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“One way to track the pulse of a society is to measure its words. Their meanings and values change with the times and movements of history. Take the word “servant.” Before complaint became a national way of life, it was considered an honor to serve someone. There was no higher cause than to provide for the needs of others out of love. Yet in a culture that panders to self-expression and individualism, “servant” has virtually disappeared from our vocabularies. The six o’clock news features one self-absorbed person after another assertively demanding his or her individual rights. Occasionally a newscast ends with a “human interest” story on someone who serves others. What surprises us is not that this person is featured, but the obvious fact that the servant—one who looks after more than his own self-interest—is now considered a novelty, the odd man out.” 1 likes
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