The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness - Timothy Keller

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

By Timothy Keller

  • Release Date: 2012-01-04
  • Genre: Christianity
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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…


  • Great work

    By kemjoseph
    This is a book, if someone desires true freedom, needs to read.
  • Awesome!!

    By Trevor Jenkins
  • The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

    By SCBFromCC
    Experience a deep taste of the Gospel and its power to free you from having to prove yourself each day to others and to yourself.
  • Sweet, True, And Timely

    By Think2HonorChrist
    Sweet, True, And Timely
  • Quick and powerful

    By Big Daddy Mas
    Please read this short read and powerful reflection, then take a look around and ask ourselves, why are we missing this great gift given to us by Christ. What would this world look like if we lived the verdict not the performance? Tim Keller is quickly becoming my favorite faith author!
  • Great On Our Identity in Christ

    By KAT5349
    I liked this book so much that I bought a hard copy for every member of my family. It explains clearly why we should not be enslaved to the opinions of others or our own twisted perception of ourselves. Only in Jesus do we truly find acceptance.
  • Our counterintuitive Lord.

    By pb22308
    The only philosophy or religion that isn't "works based" and this is how we know it is from God. In life performance leads to the verdict but in Christ the verdict inspires the performance. This counterintuitive model is unique in history. Once again Tim Keller nails it succinctly and eloquently. “Do you realize that it is only in the gospel of Jesus Christ that you get the verdict before the performance? The atheist might say that they get their self-image from being a good person. They are a good person and they hope that eventually they will get a verdict that confirms that they are a good person. Performance leads to the verdict. For the Buddhist too, performance leads to the verdict. If you are a Muslim, performance leads to the verdict. All this means that every day, you are in the courtroom, every day you are on trial. That is the problem. But Paul is saying that in Christianity, the verdict leads to performance” Excerpt From: Keller, Timothy. “The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness.”
  • Artist

    By Bradley Banks
    Any Christian struggling with self worth or value should definitely read this book. Not only does it point out the root of the issue but it also helps your overcome yourself in everyday environments.
  • Thoughtful

    By sbrown9479
    A short read that challenges your ideas about self-esteem and how one views him or herself. I recognized a lot of these traps and have a framework to start pushing back on these faulty ideals.
  • The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness

    By Mchtimes
    Wonderful book, very helpful, it will truly open your eyes to walk in Godly humility.