Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Embracing Obscurity by ANONYMOUS

I won a copy through the Goodreads' Firstreads program.

Rarely does a book come across unclaimed by the author. I greatly appreciate this with spiritual works embracing the topic of becoming humble. Although this isn't something to read again and again - it is thought-provoking the first time around.

Embracing Obscurity deals with motives. Matthew 6 advises against practicing righteousness in public, for it will be our only reward. I believe this is the key behind the anonymous author's writing.

"The trouble with you and me and the rest of humanity is not that we lack self-confidence (as we're told by the world), but that we have far too much self-importance."- p.12 Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything.

This quote and many others ring true. I found there are many ways we seek glory here on Earth, and what a conscious effort it takes not to do so. If you think you struggle with this as well, purchase this book. If you don't think you struggle with this? Definitely purchase this book. :) Happy reading.

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