The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
Vendor: 10 Publishing
Publication Date: May 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 47
'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 resume 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...
One of the best things that Keller reminds us about is that humility is not thinking less of ourselves but thinking of ourselves less. Its about an outward, other focused life that was modelled by Jesus. This book is a MUST read if you are looking to be reminded of what your true identity is IN Christ.
This is one of the most concise books on our identity in Christ. I went through it with my soccer team and I've seen such an impact on a number of girls and how they see their worth and understanding how God sees them and designed them. The freedom of Self forgetfulness is not that we think less of ourselves but simply that we think of ourselves less.