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Book Review: Embracing Obsurity

Review by John Worley

Embracing Obscurity                            

If you read one book this year, this should be the one.  It confronts our conditioning in this society to equate our worth and purpose in life with getting recognition from others, gaining status among others and achieving influence or authority over others. The author contrasts this with our role as Christians being that of a servant to God and others, revealing His greatness rather than trying to establish our own.

Other than the Bible itself, this is the most personally challenging book I have read in many years. I may have said  a few things more carefully than the author did, but he does an excellent job scripturally with a difficult subject.  If I had written a book myself, I would wish this to be the one. There are copies available in the church bookstore. The cost financially is little ($2), but the cost in being honest with yourself may be high. Believe me, it is worth it.

John Worley was an FCC Elder and the beloved husband of Judy Worley.

 

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