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A Copernican shift in thinking

27 Jun

Book Review: It’s Not About Me: Rescue from the life we thought would make us happy, by Max Lucado

“What Copernicus did for the earth, God does for our souls.” Prior to Copernicus, people believed that the universe revolved around the earth. Copernicus changed that belief by pointing out that the earth and the rest of the universe revolves around the sun. Many people have the idea that life and meaning revolves around themselves. They are the center of their universe. In contrast, we are to live a God-centered life.

This mind shift lies at the heart of Max Lucado’s book, It’s Not About Me. We are to live lives that reflect God’s glory. Everything about our lives—our message, our bodies, our struggles, our successes, our thinking should point people towards God. This is the purpose for which we were created. It is in fulfilling this purpose that we find true meaning in life.

The book is vintage Lucado. Creative. Warm. Down to earth. Practical. Encouraging. Sound principles illustrated by believable stories. It is very short and can be read in one sitting. But it will cause you to reflect and ponder for many hours and days to come. The book includes a study guide in the back that can be used to take the principles deeper or to use within a small group discussion.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com http://BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2011 in Books

 

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