The Reason for God by Tim KellerPosted: February 10, 2008
There’s a brand-new book coming out by Tim Keller on Valentine’s Day (02/14/08). If you’re a fan of Tim Keller’s stuff, as I have been, I suggest you listen to the sermon series that served as the catalyst for his new book and then on V-Day buy one for yourself and for your significant other, as well as all your non-Christian friends. The great thing about this book is that it’s more specifically for those of us with doubts. And we all know how real and powerful doubt can be. May this serve to strengthen your faith and encourage you to continue your fight.
p.s. Tim Keller is the man. (read the newsweek profile)
On the Redeemer site are free sermons related to Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God. Enjoy! And go look at the rest of my Tim Keller Resources. The Trouble with Christianity: Why it’s so Hard to Believe it
Exclusivity: How an there be just one true religion?
Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?
Absolutism: Don’t we all have to find truth for ourselves
Injustice: Hasn’t Christianity been an instrument for oppression?
Hell: Isn’t the God of Christianity an angry Judge?
Doubt: What should I do with my doubts?
Literalism: Isn’t the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?
The Reason for God by Timothy Keller is Christian apologetics at its best. Keller understands skepticism because he constantly interacts with unbelief in every guise in New York City, where he works. He plunges head on into issues such as, suffering, the Bible and science, Islamic terrorism, the exclusivity of the Christian religion, and so on. His answers are always fresh, often surprising, imaginative. His sources range from Bono to Jean Paul Sartre to Jonathan Edwards, and these pages are filled with personal experiences and real-life people. Above all, this book is gospel-driven, in the same way Redeemer Church is, and Tim Keller himself is. If you don’t read anything else in 2008, read this.
William Edgar, Coordinator of the Apologetics Dept, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia