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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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Aug 01, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
This would make a lovely little gift for someone who is interested in developing a relationship with Jesus, or for someone who wants a bit of a shake-up in their perspective of the Christian life, or for someone who feels like they’re drifting a little and would like to get back on track. Or even a quick reminder for yourself of basic principles of living a fulfilled life when walking with God. It is set out in 14 chapters, each quite short (about 7 - 10 small pages) which I felt made ideal pre- ...more
Oct 26, 2011 Hope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Quick and cheap. A good resource for some small platitudes about humility, but... eh. Between the bad jokes and shallow analogies, there's not much new here.

"If you're looking for a place with no change, try a soda machine. With life comes change."

Really? Oh, thank you Mr. Bearer of Profound Wisdom... aka: common knowledge. I expected more from Lucado, in general. He really could have gone deeper, making this an intense study about how God works through Bible stories and in our lives today. But
Mar 25, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Corbin Wertz
Mar 14, 2013 Corbin Wertz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s Not About Me

Max Lucado

Integrity Publishers 2005

5250 Virginia Way, Suite 110 Brentwood, TN 37027

166 pages

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
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.
Mar 07, 2011 elfsi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Berpindah dari pusat diri sendiri kepada sumber pusat itu sendiri.
Kesimpulan isi buku ini : Life is not about us But Life is about God.
Sep 01, 2012 Kj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 01, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 20, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book free from the publisher through the 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 culminati
Nov 13, 2010 KDNH rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 08, 2015 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed ready this book. It reminded me of why I'm here as well as encouraged me to embrace the difficult times in my life. I would recommend this to anyone asking the question "Why am I here". I've been so fortunate to have learned many of the principles written in this book. It is well written and has a smooth flow to it. It didn't take me long to read it.
Pamela Palmer
Dec 30, 2014 Pamela Palmer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful just what I needed this winter! Read in just a few hours will probably be a re-read for me each winter! Loved the ending chapter and usually I think they are normally the hardest for an author to write! Quoting the last two lines that I hope and pray to hear one day myself. "Well done my good and faithful servant." May God sustain you until you hear the same."
Michael Vincent
This book left me with a taste of casual Christianity - no great motivation to walk in obedience, just recognize I am to glorify God. But how? I feel as if it's left up to God to do whatever with us - that we play little role. Is that it? But we are called to keep His commandments (john 14:21). We trust in His sovereignty as we walk in obedience.
Ryan Mcguire
Jan 03, 2015 Ryan Mcguire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is a very basic look at the kind of heart attitude Christians should take on in their growth and discipleship.

Its a simple read. Don't expect any profound insights into the human psyche or culture. But, do expect some straight forward, honest discussions about the destructiveness of selfishness and pride.
Michael Hsu
In our “me” society, this is an excellent reminder for all of us as to the reason why God created us. I enjoyed reading this book despite the 3 stars rating. Would have rated it higher if the content were more thought provoking….I didn’t experience any “ah-ha” moments while reading this book.
Oct 15, 2014 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book! It really helps you to look at things in the right perspective; God's. Go thru life, good times and bad and accept all for the glory of God. When God is glorified people are saved, healed and restored. They are loved and receive His love. A must read!
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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Mar 30, 2015 Glenda Fields rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this awesome book, and hope that everyone truly understands that it is not about us. It was just a friendly reminder that a message from God comes in all forms to put us in check, this book is truly enlightening.
Laura Peace
I didn't like this book. It rambled and strayed from the topic. He could have said what he had to say in just the last chapter. That last chapter was really good, though, which took the book from one star to two. Save yourself time and just read that one.
Patricia C Robbins
To God Be The Glory

We need to represent our Father in a way that will whet the appetite of others. Certainly He is more than worthy of our praise. God owes us nothing but shares all His glory with us.
Sep 14, 2015 Travis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A quick, easy, and necessary read for all Christians, especially in America. This book aggressively confronts the self-absorbed nature that the Church seems to have inherited from the culture in which we live, prodding the reader to return to the gospel's original countercultural roots. However, this is not a theological tome; it is written as many of Lucado's works are - in small, bite-sized, quasi-devotional chunks. Because of this, some might be able to read through and possibly miss the bigg ...more
Mae De
Jul 25, 2013 Mae De rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 15, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
It's not the best Lucado book I have read, but there was still some needed insight. I especially liked the chapter about our body belonging to God and our success belonging to him.
Sheilla Mae
Focusing our minds to the One who really matters most is what this book is all about. Bringing Jesus at the center of everything that we do.
Rachelle Sperling
A book to help re-focus your perspective. The media tells us day in and day out that it is all about us and our flesh is happy to accept that message. But really it is all the eternal God, who amazingly enough loves us. He is the One who deserves the Glory!

The tag line, "Rescue from the life we thought would make us happy" is what caught my attention and prompted me to buy this book. Do you wonder that when you have so much contentment is still elusive? Read about how to re-focus your eyes on t
Feb 21, 2016 Terrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Parts of this book feels as if written just for me. I am reading straight through, but plan to read again and follow the study guide questions in the back.
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Max Lucado has touched millions with his signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book he writes. Max is the first author to win the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year three times—1999 for Just Like Jesus, 1997 for In the Grip of Grace and 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher.” In addition, ...more
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“God does not exist to make a big deal out of us. We exist to make a big deal out of him. It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s all about him.” 11 likes
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