Made for His Pleasure Review

Book Review: 

How can we live lives that please God? This is the focus and question that Alistair Begg asks his readers in this updated book Made for His Pleasure. This book originally was published in 1996, however he has since updated it. This is a short book, but packs a powerful punch! This is a must read for everyone, as the world around us seems to be about pleasing self. Alistair's book has given me much to ponder on and will be one worth rereading. So many highlights and notes! I will be keeping this on the shelf for future homeschool book for my children to read.

Here are a few of my favorites from his book:

One of the key reasons for the flabbiness of our spiritual lives is that a generation of Christians is growing up with little awareness of the necessity of dealing with sin.
We must learn where our personal weaknesses lie—and once they are identified, we must be ruthless in dealing with them.
It is both dangerous and wrong to substitute personal preference for biblical principle, to place pleasing self above pleasing God.
All of life can be a sacrifice to God: the ways in which we listen in class, treat our colleagues at work, respect our employers, and serve our spouses.
Relationships: A Marriage That Pleases God
Learning to trust God and wait upon the Lord is rarely easy, but it is always in our best interest, and it is pleasing to God.
Whenever we place our trust in anyone or anything other than God, we sin.
Learning to trust God and wait upon the Lord is rarely easy, but it is always in our best interest, and it is pleasing to God.
To be a witness for Christ is both a duty and a privilege.
The Christian faith is like a muscle: the more we exercise it, the more we build it, but when we neglect it, it atrophies. It is in recognizing our weakness that we discover the strength that God provides. It is God who keeps us strong to the end.
If you have not heard of Alistair Begg, he is one worth reading and listening too, he is from Scotland, so he has an accent. Not because of his accent though, he is a biblically sound teacher. I have been listening to his short podcasts weekly over the last year since a friend shared one of his posts to me.