April 2, 2010

Green: Surviving the Murder of Self by D. Malone

Being a big memoir reader these days, I jumped at the chance to receive a review copy of Green: Surviving the Murder of Self.

While I wasn't sure what to expect, what I got was a memoir/self-help book encouraging the reader to live first for themselves. This is not a mindset that I think we really have a problem with doing, but even more, I think it is one that is unhelpful to ourselves and to those around us. Life is not about me, and it's not about you.

At one point early on Malone says, "There should not be the sacrifice of oneself for another, because we were all created equally."

On this Good Friday, I am SO thankful that that is not true...and I willing choose to follow my Savior's example and sacrifice myself for others. NOT that I allow them to "walk all over me," but still, I know that there will be times when they will sin against me.

I do not recommend this book.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. It saddens me to know how many feel that way too. If I only lived life for myself there'd be absolutely no point in morality or ethics. Or sanity for that matter. My kids would be starving and naked and I'd surely be divorced.


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