Altar Ego

Format: Dead Trees

Source: Purchase

Rating: 3.25

Having read most of Craig Groeschel’s books and years of sermons I have heard most of this book before.  But for someone who has not followed him for years this book talks about how to break away from being a person of the world and being a person that God created you to be. He talks about the characteristics you should have if you are living for God life: patience, honor, integrity.  The chapter on integrity I thought could have been a book in itself.  A few quotes from that chapter:

“Just to clarify, personal integrity is not the same thing as your reputation.  No, your reputation is who other people think you are.  Your integrity (or lack thereof) is who you really are. ”

“If you have integrity, that’s really all that matters.  If you don’t have integrity, that’s really all that matters.”

A quote he used from Tony Dungy ” Integrity doesn’t come in degrees: low medium or high.  You either have integrity or you don’t.”

Another quote that stuck with me from the Bold Obedience chapter was “We must realize that true obedience is total and timely.  Delayed obedience is disobedience.  Partial obedience is disobedience.”

This book is short and to the point.  Groeschel has an ease to his writing as if he were just sitting down to talk with you (corny jokes included).



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