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C.J. Mahaney – He’s Irritating and He’s Not Humble

C.J. Mahaney is not humble. It must be true because one of his close friends, Mark Dever, said so. Strangely, he said so in his endorsement of one of C.J.’s books. Here is the complete text which I have taken from just inside the cover of Humility: “C.J. Mahaney is not a humble man. At least, that’s what he’ll tell you. And that’s one reason he’s so well qualified to write this book. I’ve read it. I’ve seen humility in his life – and in the lives of those he’s taught. If you’re fighting pride – like I am – you should read it, too. And if you’re not fighting pride, you really need to read it!”

C.J. Mahaney not humble, but there is more! He is also irritating. Again, one of his good friends shares this secret, this time in Albert Mohler’s foreword to the new book Living The Cross Centered Life. “I must also be honest with you. C.J. can be irritating at times. He tends to be very honest about sin and very clear about the fact that we can do nothing at all to deserve our salvation. This is a book that will humble the proud. Then again, that’s the power of the cross…”

Now that two of three of the other members of the Together for the Gospel have zinged Mahaney, I’d suggest that it is Ligon Duncan’s turn. I will wait patiently to see what he will share about his friend C.J. I great enjoy watching the interaction between this group of friends and am glad that they have allowed us a glimpse into their relationship through their new blog


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