The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness

I just finished reading Tim Keller’s new book The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness and am recommending it for a few reasons. First, the book is incredible short, it only took me about 10 minutes to read. Second, it’s only $.99 in the kindle edition which you can get here. And finally, it’s a message that we all need to be reminded of on a regular basis.

In the book, Keller focuses the crux of his message on 1 Corinthians 3:21-4:7 and uses it as his description for why we need to regularly practice the art of self forgetfulness. This is something that is incredibly difficult to put into practice because our ego is constantly looking for new approval and more ways to build itself up. The only way we can truly become humble people is having a correct view of the Gospel. The Gospel transforms everything about us. Keller cites the following example from CS Lewis’ book Mere Christianity, “The essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.”

How do we think of ourselves less? I’ll let you read the book on your own time to see some of the practical ways Tim Keller suggests we do so. I hope you enjoy it!

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