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It's Not About Me (DVD - Life Priorities Program)

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Pop culture and psychobabble tell us to make ourselves the center of the universe in order to be happy. Churches have communicated the false idea that God exists to give us all that we selfishly want. In this book, Max Lucado reminds us that it's not about us, it's all about God. It is through this shift in thinking that we can truly live an unburdened, happy life.
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Carol
As a Christian, periodically I need to re-read this book because I lose my perspective. So today, I am back into this wonderful book. As a human being, at times, my thoughts are focused on being "Number 1." I'm blinded by my self-centerness which comes out in what I think and say. Lucado's "It's Not About Me" book is a great wake up call, and helps to me to focus on God and His Will. Lucado's writing is easy to read and his stories reveal where you are and also plants, inside your heart, little...more
Hope
What a fabulous little book. I was able to read it all in one sitting at Barnes & Noble. This is definitely one that I will want to own, as I can see myself wanting to read it again and again. I just love the way the Max Lucado writes. Simple. Clear. Straightforward. And yet the inspiration just oozes from the pages. There are so many little gems to be found in this book. Great stories and analogies. I love the way he weaves both Scripture and modern day living, inviting us to see how the Bi...more
Corbin Wertz
It’s Not About Me

Max Lucado

Integrity Publishers 2005

5250 Virginia Way, Suite 110 Brentwood, TN 37027

166 pages

$10.99
Upon picking up It’s Not About Me I ventured that this would be, or at least try to be, one of those cliche and trite inspiring books about how you should live your life. But that was hardly the case after reading less than 10 pages of this book. Having verse after verse to prove his point in many different applicable categories, the author did a great job of doing exactly what I f...more
James E. Robinson, III
There are many times when i want to whine about life being unfair, complain about some circumstance, get a little depressed over some issue, or even get a little concerned when some health issue arises. That's when you need the reminder...

It's Not About Me serves as that reminder nicely. Despite being a New York Times bestseller, Max Lucado does a good job of taking the reader on a journey; stopping first to remind us who God is, then taking the next step to talk about what that means for you an...more
Melissa Bemis
Every book Max writes speaks to my spirit unbelievably. In this book, Max talks about how much our lives should be about being Christ-like, and in seeking God, He shall help us reconcile those who do not know him yet, to know Jesus. Very eye opening, to realize that it is NOT about me, but about what God did for me, and what I can do for others for His glory, in HIS name.
elfsi
Berpindah dari pusat diri sendiri kepada sumber pusat itu sendiri.
Kesimpulan isi buku ini : Life is not about us But Life is about God.
Kj
I love Max Lucado's series for kids 'Hermie & Friends' and think he is a fantastic author in the sense that he puts across spiritual truths in a simple, uncomplicated manner, but doesn't shy away from big truths. When I was a fairly young christian he was one of my favourite authors.

I don't know what's changed, but when I read 'It's Not About Me' I just couldn't really get into it. It's not that what he said wasn't true or important, it just didn't really stir my spirit the way his books use...more
Laura
Even though science has taught us that there are other galaxies beyond ours, that our sun isn’t even the brightest star, and that our existence is just a mere vapor, people still believe that life is about them. It is this belief that destroys families, communities, and even countries. In a society that is me-driven, how do we keep ourselves from becoming self-absorbed and therefore inactive and ineffective believers? Max proposes that when we get to know God through His Word, we can finally see...more
Sarah
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

This book pretty much seeks to unpack the title and explore the fact that the world does not revolve around me. I am not the be all and end all of the world and nor should I seek to put myself in that position. It does this by, in part 1, dipping in and out of the Bible showing the character of God culminat...more
Megan (Megz Madd Readz)
In his book, "It's Not About Me", Max Lucado attempts to break us out of our "me-centric" world, reminding us that we are here only to bring glory to God. One of the best analogies he uses in this book is his comparison of humans to a tour guide working at an art gallery. The tour guide is meant to introduce the artwork and bring attention and glory to it but after a bit, he starts taking credit for it, saying thank you. Lucado compares this to humans trying to take center stage in God's art gal...more
KDNH
This is a book that I started reading a couple of years ago, then saw a study guide that goes along with it in a bookstore. I then purchased the study guide with the intention of starting over and really getting into it. I never did. Until now.

Starting at the beginning again, this book is so refreshing! It seems a regular topic lately is how self centered we all are. Everyone struggles with this; after all we are human. We want, want, want, then we take credit when we receive. We hurt others to...more
Eileen Carter
Reading this book opened by eyes to life and how I have been living it. I want to lead a life more doing what is for him, God, not more about me. This was a quick read but really forces glory to stop and think about how you are living and how you can change and need to change.
Linda Walters
This book really didn't challenge me very much, although I believe it would benefit those who have never heard or faced any of these truths before. That is why I rated it as Christianity 101; foundational. I applaud Max Lucado for his good usage of Bible scripture and his ability to bring across to the reader that despite how self-centered; selfish we may still be, God still loves us deeply. Its also a call to find our purpose for living and to rely on God to help change us.


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Mae De
This book helped shift my focus from my self to God. He is the center of it all and not me, and surprisingly, that did not make me feel jealous or any other negative things about me not being the center of everyone's focus. it just made me feel that Someone, who is the ultimate center of the universe, has greater control of everything around me and i don't have to be burdened with things i cannot grasp alone with my very little hands. That it's not me who can make me happy with what i can do (wh...more
Jessica
This book is seriously the best book that I have read in a long time. The title says it all: It is not about us, it is about God. This book really humbled me and made me realize what the true purpose of being a Christian is: to Honor God and show His glory. It is not about us; it is all about Him. Lucado provides biblical advice about change and shares about God's love. He provides real life and fictional stories as examples to illustrate his points and always uses scripture to bring the point h...more
Robin
May 03, 2013 Robin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Robin by: Friend
I love Max Lucado book's, however so far I think this was the best one so far that I have read. To best describe this book is exactly the way the title says it, "It's Not About Me." There are far greater powers in the world than "My" power. God has the power to choose everything in life that will happen or has happened to each and every one of us at one time or another. With his writings he includes scripture from the bible to make us see that what he writes has valuable information to store in...more
Jennifer
the first Max Lucado book I've read. definitely not the last. awesome steps to move toward more if Him and less of me.
Michael G. Hodges MD
Another great book from Max Lucado

This book is great for new Christians or more mature Christians. It helps you understand that it really is not about you.
Jessica
I really wanted to love this book, but I hate to say I was quite disappointed. :(

Most of the book is really just a compilation of scripture, and while nice, I was looking for a bit more. I thought Lucado would put more straight writing rather than Bible verse after Bible verse. I did enjoy chapters 12, 13, and 14, the last three in the book, however, it was a little too little, a little too late. If the entire book had been like those chapters which nicely interspersed scripture with stories an...more
Heather Richmond
This is a great book! Oh, that I might reflect as a mirror the glory of God!
Jen Tucker
At times that I am feeling a tad sassy, and I want you to know that fact, I might respond to you that whatever the topic that, "It's all about me." The thing is, those who know me, know that is not how I truly feel. This book by Max Lucado does a beautiful job of mapping out why life is about much more than little old me. The examples of selfless living and giving are abundant in this book. It is a very quick read if you are looking for a short book, and there are study questions that accompany...more
Apple
I honestly feel that the only way a Christian could not find this book to be thought-provoking and biblically sound is if they themselves were too immersed in the world of "self" (the kind the likes of Joel Osteen pushes) to have the message hit home for them. It took me only a few hours to read this book and I cried like a baby through many parts. I can only hope that others who read this book will also feel a call to repentance for a life filled with "self" and go on to live a much richer and...more
Cynthia
Mar 27, 2013 Cynthia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
I had never read a book by Max Lucado until this one. For reading him the first time, I was very happy with the writing style and overall theme of keeping away from selfish thoughts and feelings, putting all your trust in God when things go wrong, as well as keeping away from sin. I look forward to reading more of his books since he is easy to read and quite humorous, yet understands the "I" factor is a challenge for people and it will not happen overnight. Lucado provides much encouragement an...more
Anneka
It's not about me.
Rgrega72
Max Lucado is an excellent writer. The title says it all. Its not about me. Its is all about God and what he wants to do in and through your life. We need to peel away the layers of selfishness and truly reveal that what lays at the heart of us is God. The story at the end of the book has stuck with me. When I catch myself focusing on my problems too much I am reminded of the story about how we are representative of God and what we do here on earth shows others the God in us.
Tamara
Love Lucado however I have to admit this is my least favorite of his books.
Jessica
Another easy read from Lucado, a writer who has quickly made his way to my favorites list. This book is pretty short, concise, and to the point. It served as a good reminder that we are nothing without God. There is a lot more to life than the here and now and this book helps us to escape the self-centered mind and to redirect our focus and purpose towards Jesus. I would definitely recommend this to any Christians. All of us could use a focus shift, every now and then.
Shana
I thought this was a terrific book. I read the teen edition. Each chapter could be set as a devotion with a group of kids, or as an icebreaker kind of topic read. I enjoyed each chapter. They are short and to the point, but they cause you to think about why you are here, why we face circumstances that we do, etc. and Who it's really all about.

If you have teenagers, this would be a good devotion to do together, or in a youth group setting.
Roger
Excellent book from Lucado in which he explores our purpose of glorifying God with our lives--reflecting his glory. It's been several years since I have read a Lucado, but I quickly remembered why I enjoy him so much. He has a very "approachable" way of articulating deep truths. His books are very readable (and thus very "recommendable"), and yet through his writing style and analogies, he takes us into the depths of God, his character, and his ways.
Karen Klein
Love his books! Books always have a way of finding me when I need to read them..... Last Sunday's sermon at my Church was the very same message..... as I was browsing the shelves yesterday at my local library this book just happened to be on the shelf. Not just a coincidence for me so I checked it out and took it down to the beach to read. The Good Lord was just making sure that His message was heard and understood!
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