29 Jun The Truth About Us: The Very Good News About How Very Bad We Are | Brant Hansen
2020: Book #14
“…both Jesus and the Bible are saying that God isn’t looking for moral impressiveness. He’s looking for humility.”
“Everyone is aboard the Guilt Train, and Jesus is the only way off.”
“Be radically charitable to your Christian brothers and sisters. Be downright deferential. Consider them better than you. Demonstrate humility and love in every interaction.”
“Do not insult their intelligence. Do not mock them. Do not presume them to be beneath your sophistication. Assume the best of their intentions. Do not belittle them.”
“Here’s another annoying thing about repentance: For all the talk about it, not many people actually do it. Even in the Bible, there’s more talk about repentance than actual repenting.”
“I want people to see right past whatever it is that I’m trotting onto the public stage. I want them to see the struggle and realize, “Hey, if God is using that guy, he can use anybody,” because it’s true. I don’t want to have to carefully manage everyone’s perceptions. It was hard even picking an author photo for this book cover. Who wants to do that all the time?”
These are all quotes from Brant Hansen’s new book, “The Truth About Us: The Very Good News About How Very Bad We Are.”
Hansen takes you on a hilarious and truthful journey through our pride, perfectionism and self-righteousness while leading you to humility that is found only in Jesus.
Buy this book.
Seriously, buy it today.
This book convicted me.
God used it to expose my own perfectionism.
Also, I desire to be real and authentic and not worry about expectations.
But I fail constantly.
Brant reminded me that by playing to the crowd, I’m feeding my ego so I can feel better about myself when in reality, I need to rest in the fact that Jesus is pleased with me because of His sacrifice.
You need this book.
Lord knows I did.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
And there’s a big bonus…he talks about Kermit the Frog in the book.
How can you not like a book that brings Jesus to confront your pride while also discussing Kermit?
Great job, Brant.
Proud of you and thankful for you.
That’s book #14 for 2020.
38 more books to go to hit 52 for the year.
Leaders are readers.
Remember, if you want to be a better leader…be a reader.