The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
The Path to True Christian Joy
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‘What are the marks of a supernaturally changed heart?’
This is one of the questions the Apostle Paul addresses as he writes to the church in Corinth. He’s not after some superficial outward tinkering, but instead a deep–rooted, life–altering change that takes place on the inside. In an age where pleasing people, puffing up your ego and building your résumé are seen as the methods to ‘make it’, the Apostle Paul calls us to find true rest in blessed self–forgetfulness.
In this short and punchy book, best–selling author Timothy Keller, shows that gospel–humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self–condemnation. A truly gospel–humble person is not a self–hating person or a self–loving person, but a self–forgetful person.
This freedom can be yours…
I am seminary educated, ordained and been a Christ following pastor for over a decade. I have never heard nor ought about this - just 2 hours ago I was encouraging the modern self-esteem philosophy, as Keller calls it, totally missing the mark clearly set in this pamphlet's message. Like Prodigal God, every Christ follower who wants to think Biblically must read, meditate, discuss and seek to follow both Paul and Keller's words here. Prophetic. Radical. Incredible. I can only pray God develops this mind- and heart set in me and those I come in contact with.
This is a wonderful short study of pride, ego and beyond.
I love reading Dr. Keller's books and would really like to see more short works like this one. This study of pride and ego is discussed through the lens of 1 Corinthians 3:22-4:7. As with all his work, Dr. Keller manges to take dense theology and bring it forward to address modern challenges for the thoughtful Christian. This is a wonderful book previous readers of his works will enjoy, but it's also a great introduction for,those who have not read his work.
How can you not love Tim Keller's books. The Freedom of Sel-Forgetfulness is a short book packed with life changing truths that both believer and someone kicking the tires of Christianity can be encouraged and challenged by. "Gospel-humility is not thinking more or less of myself,, it is thinking of myself less."
Brilliant! Thanks again Dr. Keller!!