Forget Yourself: A Book Giveaway
A couple of Saturdays ago my older sister and I were having breakfast at our local IHOP, chatting as we do about this, that, and the other. She mentioned she had read a book – a short one at three chapters plus a brief introduction – that was causing her to rethink a few things in terms of self-worth and self-esteem and the like. Because, as she shared and I agreed, it can be too easy to be offended or to have our feelings hurt by others. And this book, she said, offered a different way at looking at things such as ego and pride and self-esteem. It did not offer a magical formula or an easy three-step plan. What it did offer was a look at a passage of Scripture and how it can be lived out. The book in question is The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy by Timothy Keller where in he focuses on a section of Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth – what we find in the Bible in 1 Corinthians, chapter 3, verses 21-47.
It’s shifting my brain and my heart around – in a good way – you guys. Here is the book description from Amazon.com:
‘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…
I’m ready for a radical change of heart, for genuine gospel-humility. And a journey is best shared, in my opinion, and I would like for you to have an opportunity to read the map (as it were) for this one. So I’m going to be giving away 8 copies here (currently on order from ChristianBook.com because their S&H costs were the best), and entering the draw involves you following two simple steps:
1. Leave a comment on this post. 2. Enter your e-mail address in the appropriate field on the comment form.
I’ll be making the draw for the books and announcing the winners here on Friday, February 14th, and then e-mailing the winners for their mailing addresses and to let them know when the books will be on their way.