Monday, August 29, 2011

Knowing God, Knowing Myself by Cecil Murphey

Guest Post today is by Jeanette Levellie, a spunky, sometimes-reluctant pastor's wife who writes columns, articles, books, and notes to herself so she won't forget her name. Find her mirthful musings at www.jeanettelevellie.com.

Book full title: Knowing God, Knowing Myself: An Invitation to Daily Discovery, Regal Books.

Knowing God, Knowing Myself: An Invitation to Daily DiscoveryHow refreshing to find a Christian leader not ashamed to admit they stumble and fall. Reading about Mr. Murphey's journey to wholeness makes us love and trust him. He is one of us, right beside us on the path, not pompously marching ahead, shouting, "See how I do it and follow me!"

But he doesn't only share his struggles. He invites us to know God better. The One who is faithful and merciful through all our failures can also be trusted with our lives.

This book is changing the way I view myself and my Heavenly Father. I recommend it to every Christian, and everyone seeking to know the one true God--as He really is, not how you might have been told He is.

My favorite line: "Loving God, show me the truth about myself, no matter how wonderful it may be."

Check out the table of contents on Amazon using the Look Inside feature. Link here

Cecil (Cec) Murphey is an award-winning author. He has written or co-written more than 100 books, including the NY Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). He is also the author of When Someone You Love Has Cancer, When God Turned Off the Lights, and Christmas Miracles.

3 comments:

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks, Emily, for having me on your blog today!

When I emailed Cec the copy of this review, he sent me a gracious thank you. As great a writer as he is, he's always amazed when people applaud him. Very humble--reminds me of Jesus.

Slamdunk said...

Thanks Emily and Jeanette.

I looked over the info and reviews at Amazon--sounds like a good read.

quietspirit said...

Emily and Jeanette:
I am on the lookout for books that enlighten. Thank you for this information.