It's Not About Me: Rescue From the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy
List Price: $18.99

Our Price: $9.99

You Save: $9.00 (47%)

 


Product Description

THERE REALLY IS MORE TO THIS LIFE THAN YOU'VE BEEN TOLD

We've been demanding our way since day one...

"I want a spouse that makes me happy and co-workers that always ask my opinion."

"I want weather that suits me and traffic that helps me and a government that serves me."

Self-promotion. Self-preservation. Self-centeredness...

"IT'S ALL ABOUT ME."

They all told us it was, didn't they? And we took them up on it. We though self-celebration would make us happy...

But believing that has created chaos-noisy homes, stress-filled business, cutthroat relationships. We've chases do many skinny rabbits, says Max Lucado, that we've missed the fat one: the God-centered life.

If you want to shift into high gear with purpose, this is it: Life makes sense when we accept our place! Our pleasures, our problems, our gifts and talents...when they're all for the One who created us, we suddenly gain what we've been missing and find out what we've been seeking.

Let Max Lucado show you how to make the shift of a lifetime. How to bump your life off self-center. How to be changed and experience the meaning-charged life you were meant to have. Your discovery starts here.

Customer Reviews:

  • Its All About Being Content!
    I can not say that I am not addicted to Mr. Lucado's books because I am very addicted. The reason is simple- he always has a angle that we aren't leaning toward although we should eb doing so. In this book, it all about glorifying God and realizing that He want s us to live a happy stress-free life. But we must be content. It is only then, can He shine through us and multiply His Kingdom. Just this week, I was invited to go shopping with a friend and realized that she was so miserable because she was focusing on the rainy weather, the $500 suit she yearned for, and the mortgage payment. I handed her my book from my "mission" box in the back of my car. She called me tonight and said that Mr. Lucado "rocks!" She sounded much happier! Thanks, Mr. Lucado for helping The Lord to keep us on track and "rockin for Christ!"...more info
  • It's All About GOD!
    "It's Not About Me" is a title with a simple purpose: to realize that life does not revolve around us. Instead, we are remember that God is our Maker and He has the right to do what He wants and we are to submit to His agenda for our lives.

    Some of the important points include:

    1. Our struggles can be used for God's glory.
    2. Our bodies belong to God and we should not abuse them.
    3. Our salvation depends on His grace instead of our self-effort.
    4. We are to reflect God's glory in our lives.
    5. We are to "promote" God instead of ourselves.

    Lucado writes in a clear style that gracefully challenges the reader to think outside of him/herself.

    A good read that will encourage you to be more God-centered and others-centered and less about being self-centered.

    Read and enjoy! Recommended....more info
  • Read Max Lucado's book
    My husband and I have read Max Lucado's book, It's Not About Me very recently. As always, Max has a way of capturing and holding my attention. I am always amazed, we have read several of his books, with the nearly unique, up to date vocabulary he uses to place the truths of the Bible in today's setting. I highly recommend this book....more info
  • I was impressed
    The book was inexpencive and in great shape. It came delivered in one week, without a hitch. ...more info
  • Good Concept - Poorly Presented
    In a world that is focused on "what's in it for me," we need a strong reminder that the world revolves around the "Son", not around me. This book, however, does not accomplish this, in my estimation. It left me feeling sad, and wondering if the only reason that God created me was to have a puppet standing by to slavishly bow down. I believe that we owe God all honor and praise, but as His children, not as worms. After reading this book, I felt more closely related to the worms than to the Father. This stands in stark contrast to the Max Lucado books that I have read in the past. Previously I have felt inspired and motivated. This time I felt discouraged and hopeless. I recommend skipping this book in favor of other Lucado books.
    ...more info
  • A Counter-culture Way of Living!
    I have read a number of Lucado's books and I always come away impressed. This is definitely my favorite! This book challenges us to live opposite of the way the world has groomed us to live. That is, modeling the life of Christ by living not for "me", but realizing that I exist to live for God. It is something I have heard all of my life, but Lucado has a way of putting it that is crystal clear. ...more info
  • better than 5 stars
    know how GOD gives us opportunities ? this book explains why
    we are alive - why our lives matter -

    although i have upteen books, this is the One book (in addition to the Bible) that i would give anyone who wants to know their purpose.

    take a peek - this one is Inspired....more info
  • It's Not About Me: Rescue From the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy
    In an age where everything is allowed, most are confused, the truth is hidden, deception abounds- this book illustrates how God's word continues to be the single authoritative source for our lives. We are created, and our place is both unique and a burden in life. Knowing our place, our role and how things work is a key concept- you either flow with it or fight it. All the self help books in the world cannot create- or counsel us along our life to what God has in store for each of us. The good and the bad, it then becomes how we deal with each thing. This book puts things in persepective- with a bit of humor as well. Very good, worth the read....more info
  • good subject
    I have never been a huge Max Lucado fan, mainly because I think much of his material is shallow, at least for me. I am most impressed by the subject of this book than anything else. I am overjoyed that a popular Christian author has written about God's God-centeredness. It's a message the church needs to hear. Perhaps this will lead more people to read more indepth books, such as Knowing God by JI Packer, The Pleasures of God by John Piper, and, maybe, the "End for Which God Created the World" by Jonathan Edwards.

    I think this is a great book for today's church, it is a message she needs to hear....more info
  • It's Not About Me
    I cannot think of another book which is more needed today in this world of self-centered materialism and instant gratification, which everyone of us is susceptible. There is no one like Max Lacado to get to the heart of a spiritual/psychological/emotional issue. Not only does Rev Lacado have a way with words, he expresses our innermost feelings and is able to help us put our finger on those nebulous feelings we could not quite pin down, much less admit to. He points out that we all struggle with insecurity and the self-life, but that there is a solution in The One who gave His All for us. I have personally experienced that "There is power in the name of Jesus". This is a book that can be reread every now and then, as we all need to get our perspective and our priorities back in order from time to time....more info
  • It's not about me, or you!
    This was quite an enlightening work by Max Lucado. It reminds us that our purpose in life does not revolve around us. Max Lucado does a good job of knocking us out of our self-centered lifetyles and into God-centered living. This book is very readable and quotable. He depicts our purpose in life of mirroring God and living for his glory very efficiently.

    My one complaint was that, although I agreed with the main idea of the book, I felt really insignificant after reading it! Not because he ever directly states that we are insignificant, but he focuses solely on turning our focus on God and pleasing him that he fails to clearly mention the truth that in serving God we find fulfillment, meaning, joy, peace, and all the other things we seek in life. Along the lines of filling the void in our lives by following Christ, I recommend the book "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Pipper. "Its Not About Me" is also amazing though, I definately recommend its purchase!...more info
  • Excellent as usual
    Max Lucado has done it again. Always presents his viewpoint clearly and practically. This book is a great reminder when things get tough and I tend to focus too much on myself to look up and remember who is really in control here. Keep my eyes on Him and it will all be ok. The journal was a great addition to this book....more info
  • great read! great service!
    This book is life changing. I challenge you to read it and find yourself within the pages. The thoughts, processes and ideas expressed make for an entertaining read full of information and a release from the pressure of this world. ...more info
  • Much neeed topic, but he pulls his punches.
    For years I struggled with what I perceived to be the anthropocentrism (man-centeredness) of evangelical Christianity, including myself. Look at the title and first line index in many song books. It's "me, my, I, mine." We sing the praise of Number One, ourselves. Today, preachers give warm messages that are not out of place in the Self Help section of the bookstores.

    But is that what we are called to? No, we are called to a theocentric (God-centered) life. And this needs to be reflected in all that we do. Lucado tantelizes us, but then pulls back. He begins his book with a brief theology, that is he describes God a bit for us. Alright. But, then he fails to take us on the logical path laid out in the first part of the book. Indeed, it seems as though he then launches into a description of how it is all about me. For example, he says that my body is not about me. Ok, but then what is it? My body is for God. But that also means that in my marriage, I exist to serve my wife, at her pleasure. Period. Full stop. Or, in the church, I go to church because I expect that I will serve God there, and that I will meet Him in His triune glory. Not because I expect great music, or a wonderful sermon, or comfortable seats. I do not go "to be fed." If I am not getting enough to eat perhaps it is because I am not eating. Moreover, when we worship, we need to make certain that in all ways, God in at the centre of our corporate worship. Lucado had the opportunity to call us to do this, but he avoided it. Look at the layout of the church, what is the eye drawn to? What is there to tell us that this is not just another meeting hall, but a very special place where the worshipers expect an encounter with God? And what of His Word? Is is slipped in at the beginning of a sermon? Just one or two sentences from the Bible to prop up the latest topic on the mind of the preacher? Or is the Bread served in large slices for the hungry? Or what do people sing of? What God has done to me, like He is some kind of celestial Santa Claus, or the rich indulgent uncle? Or do they sing the glories of God?
    In short, Lucado gave us a book with a powerful title, a great introduction to thinking about God, but then left us with some platitudes. By all means read this book, but use it as a launchpad for your own discussion....more info

  • Max did it again
    I bought this book for my daughter. She loves Max Lucado's books. She says it has made her look at her life and what she thought was important alot differently....more info