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Made For His Pleasure: Ten Benchmarks of a Vital Faith

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Are you living for God's pleasure or for your own?

Pleasing God is not a matter of personal choice, but an imperative that must be taken seriously. In a world of self, we must give way to the priority of God if we want to experience His joy.

In this popular book, Alistair identifies ten benchmarks from Scripture that will prove invaluable as you seek to live a life that is p
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 15th 2005 by Moody Publishers (first published December 31st 1995)
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Apr 09, 2012 Jeanie rated it really liked it
I always enjoy a book that is written with the question "What is the chief end of man? It is answered with service and sacrifice, marriage and ministry, in learning to say no to materialism and yes to evangelism. When our focus is clear, we have been made for His pleasure while seeking to live for his Glory. Philippians 1:11-14. Until we are convinced of this and our hearts are consumed with a longing for God and his glory, we will be only faintly effective in seeking to address man and his ...more
Dec 08, 2011 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a surprisingly good little book. It was convicting in ten different ways, at least. Each chapter covers aspects of walking in the Spirit and Begg's analogies and descriptions drive his points home very effectively.

It is a very pastoral book, with very practical and applicable advice about being more effective prayers, readers, and servants.
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Feb 06, 2016 Jason Austin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Wonderful book. A refreshing change. An easy read but full of content. Opened my eyes. One of the best books I have read this year.
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I am loving this book, It has been ages since I picked it up. Small, yet, powerful. Chapter 3 on Sacrifice.."For Me to Live is Christ" Phil 1:21-26 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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Alistair Begg has been in pastoral ministry since 1975. Following graduation from The London School of Theology, he served eight years in Scotland at both Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and Hamilton Baptist Church.

In 1983, he became the senior pastor at Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio. He has written several books and is heard daily and weekly on the radio program, Truth For Life. The teaching
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