A short book by Timothy Keller on the path to true Christian joy, self-forgetfulness.
‘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…
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
1. The Natural Condition of The Human Ego
2. The Transformed View of Self
3. How to Get That Transformed View of Self
Thoughts & Questions For Reflection
|110mm x 178mm x 4mm
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness is a little gem of a book. It can be read in 30-40 minutes and helps us to consider how busy we are measuring up all of our words, actions, looks and responses to both our own standards and to the standards of those around us. I've been really challenged to think about how God is concerned about where my heart and motives are, and encouraged to consider that God loves me for who I am, his child. I would highly recommend this book.
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness is a little gem of a book. It can be read in 30-40 minutes and helps us to consider how busy we are measuring up all of our words, actions, looks and responses to both our own standards and to the standards of those around us. This is exhausting and can fuel either low self esteem or high self esteem.
Through considering Paul's words to the Corinthians we are called to gospel humility - which is not thinking of ourselves more or less, but thinking about ourselves less.
All that really matters is what God thinks of us. He is the one with the right standards and he is the one who will one day judge us. For those of us who are saved, we can know that God loves us and accepts us for what Jesus has done for us on the cross. God loves us as his own children and this isn't altered by what we look like, what others think of us or even what we think of ourselves. If we can live by this truth, our lives will be transformed. I would highly recommend this book.
An easy read. Makes a lot of things make sense.
I have really appreciated this book; reading it many times.
It is very practical but comes at the subject of self image in an entirely new Biblical way.
An excellent short book - very helpful
Although small, this book contains a whole Tim Keller sermon.
The text is really:
1 Cor. 4:3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. (NIV)
and will be helpful to anyone who feels crushed by others' opinions of them, of even by their own "self-opinion".
The book is also suitable for giving to Non-Christians, with helpful illustrations and real life examples, including Madonna. But you would not need to be a pop music fan to appreciate that particular example; anyone could read with benefit.