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The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness Audiobook

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy

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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 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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    "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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Psnichols01 02-13-16
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JeffFuson 12-08-15
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    "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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    Simon Etnan 06-19-15
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    "Great teaching!"

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

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    "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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    Joseph A. Barber Ft. Campbell, KY USA 05-30-16
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    "Brilliant"

    Well written, this book really makes you think outside your own little box of who you are and what you can do for Christ's legacy.

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    Nita 05-14-16
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    "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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    David 04-03-16
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    "Simple yet humiliatingly profound"

    Gospel truths for our thoughts and interactions to be true and vulnerable. It's easy to try to avoid or protect ego in whatever suits us in the moment. This book is an encouragement to just look at it and remember that we need Jesus more than ever.

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    lawson 08-15-15
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    A good kick in he butt with articulate defense as to why we should shift our focus and say "thank you"for the reprimand. Daily.

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    Seth Pardun 08-02-15
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    "Very worth listening to!"

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

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