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Summary

'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 audiobook, 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.

©2013 eChristian (P)2013 eChristian

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Is your EGO in control of your life?

Would you listen to The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness again? Why?

I would listen to this again because although the basic message is simple and essential T. Keller's explanation is academic, thorough, practical and well crafted and will reward a second listening. The question is not whether one's ego or self esteem is too strong or too weak (eg "Does his self esteem need building up?")... the question is why are we considering it at all? Our self esteem should be at one with Christ's ego, our will becomes His will.

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  • Noel
  • 02-10-13

A great little audiobook

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This is an excellent little book, well worth taking the time to listen. Although short in length it is packed with wisdom, well read, and challenging. Keller's focus is on developing a healthy sense of self by taking our focus off ourselves, freedom in self-forgetfulness.

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  • Simon Etnan
  • 19-06-15

Great teaching!

Nice book! I listen to it regularly to be reminded of this essential truth! I really recommend it!

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  • Nita
  • 14-05-16

A must read for Christians struggling with low self esteem

This book is the biblical answer to self help but it goes so much deeper than self help ever could. By identifying why believing in ourselves is never enough Tim Keller has opened my eyes to some real truths that give me peace.

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  • Jeff Fuson
  • 08-12-15

Killed my ego--saved my future!

I'm competitive. No, I'm hyper-competitive. And it's mostly about my ego. I simply want to win.

As a pastor and leader my bent is to want to compete in that arena as well. But my ego can get in the way of hearing from God clearly.

Keller's insights in The Freedom of Self-forgetfulness have helped me kill my ego driven hyper competitive spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to take the reigns again. And I'm regaining a peaceful and joyful spirit in its place.

Henry and Richard Blackaby tell us that leadership is the ability to move people onto God's agenda in their excellent book, Spiritual Leadership. I agree with that definition and now thanks to a spirit that isn't as ego driven I'm able to hear from God more clearly about His agenda for me and for the church I'm called to lead.

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  • Anne Cortez
  • 20-07-16

Life changing

As someone who has battled "low self-esteem," this book is transformative. Such a wonderful reminder of why we are called to "fix our eyes on Jesus." When our gaze is on self, wether we think too high or too low of ourselves, it is pride.

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  • francis endryck
  • 09-12-17

Great book

Keller is magnificent! Need to listen to several times to really grasp the wisdom offered

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  • Psnichols01
  • 13-02-16

Excellent read!

This is a very insightful little book. A short read packed with so much wisdom it will take you a while to digest! I highly recommend it.

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  • Seth Pardun
  • 02-08-15

Very worth listening to!

Very helpful!! I need bible based, this is bible based. Worth listening to! Worth every penny.

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  • Teri A. Green
  • 08-02-18

Excellent perspective!

This book puts the issue of “self” worth to rest. I have listened to it numerous times and hope to internalize it’s meaning deeply in my being. I highly recommend it to every human being.

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  • motion guru
  • 25-01-18

Well worth reading / listening to more than once!

The world would be a better place if everyone found their sense of self worth in Christ through the gospel. This little book is a reminder of all that Christ has done to establish us and our value in his eyes . . . that we might stop trying to prove ourselves in the eyes of others.