My Fame, His Fame
Aiming Your Life and Influence Toward the Glory of God
by Thann Bennett
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Pub Date 10 Mar 2020 | Archive Date 17 Apr 2020
Emanate Books, Thomas Nelson
"Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy." —Habakkuk 3:2
My Fame, His Fame is a call for believers to heed the example of the prophet Habakkuk by stepping to their watch on the ramparts and calling for a revelation of God’s mighty acts to be repeated in our time. It is an inspiring reminder that our lives are to be lived for one aim: to increase the fame of the Famous One.
Thann presents a radically different—and far better—approach to achieving success in life and you will walk away inspired and equipped to live for the purpose of His fame.
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Average rating from 3 members
Not an overly long book, “My Fame, His Fame” by Thanksgiving Bennett focuses on the biblical book of Habakkuk. Bennett journeys through the book, helping readers grasp the historical and theological context for the book to first understand what the book meant to the original audience and then helping readers make a connection today. Bennett stretches reader’s imaginations and helps them take a look into a little studied book of the Bible, helping them make sense of God’s message. The author’s conversational and friendly tone draws readers in as does his transparency and willingness to share from his own experiences. If you’re interesting in diving into the message of the minor prophet Habakkuk, you should pick up My Fame, His Fame by Thanh Bennett and take up his challenge to look for God’s fame around them while also doing what they can to spread God’s fame to others Note: I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.
"My Fame, His Fame" by Thann Bennett follows the story of Habakkuk and His call to the Lord to do mighty works. Bennett argues that we rarely call on the Lord to perform mighty acts and maybe we should be. Bennett also articulates fame and the kind of fame Christians should desire: fame that is truly only Christ being shown through us. I loved Bennett's ability to tell a story. He elaborates on Habakkuk and I realized I honestly don't remember that much about Habakkuk. This retelling of the bible story helped me understand more of the Old Testament, which is unique. I also enjoyed a different perspective on fame. Bennett shows that we should crave fame, but the fame we crave is different from the fame known on Earth. This fame is one that highlights God's power, not our own abilities and strengths. Bennett even went on to challenge readers. Perhaps we don't see the wonder and glory and fame of God because we don't ask to see it. We don't remind God how awesome and powerful He is. We don't call for Him to mighty acts in our lives. For some reason, we just don't. Maybe we think we can handle it on our own. But we can't. Maybe we should be calling on God for mighty works. Bennett has a great premise for writing, but I think maybe his theme was a little lacking. Sometimes I was confused on if we were still on the same topic, or if we moved into a different topic. I think some of that could have been striving to add more chapters to a short read. Overall, I felt like this book was interesting and taught me something new. It retaught me a story that I don't often think about, Habakkuk, and I appreciate that. I gave this book 4 stars.