I’ve got a confession to make: I read self-help books. Double confession: I enjoy reading self-help books. Triple confession: I’ve read hundreds of them. Recently I’ve been enjoying:
- Atomic Habits (James Clear)
- Gifts of Imperfection (Brenee Brown)
- Soundtracks (Jon Acuff)
- Effortless (Greg McKeown)
These best-selling books have sold tens of millions of copies, the authors becoming online celebrities with millions of followers.
Evidently, deep in the human heart, there’s a volcanic passion for personal transformation. People want to change, grow, improve, transform and are prepared to read lots, study long, work hard, and pay lots for it.
I often feel convicted when I see how passionate non-Christians are about personal change. They put me and most Christians to shame with their fire. Where the world has lava, we have smoldering ashes.
This is a serious problem because without passion for personal transformation, we won’t sacrifice for it, we won’t suffer for it, we won’t have success in it.
So how do we re-ignite our passion for personal transformation?