Three Books by Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller is another author I really enjoy reading. His most recent book came out earlier this month, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering. With that in mind, I thought I would highlight 3 of his earlier books so you can check them out too:

“Why does God allow suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why isn’t Christianity more inclusive? How can one religion be “right” and the others “wrong”? Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God? These are just a few of the questions and doubts even ardent believers wrestle with today. As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced “doubts” skeptics bring to his church as well as the most important reasons for faith. And in the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason. Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.” (Publisher’s Description)

“Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, Timothy Keller uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Within that parable, Jesus reveals God’s prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.” (Publisher’s Description)

“Success, true love, and the life you’ve always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. In a matter of months, fortunes, marriages, careers, and a secure retirement have disappeared for millions of people. No wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. But the truth is that we made lesser gods of these good things – gods that can’t give us what we really need. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings – and now is the perfect time to meet him again, or for the first time. The Bible tells us that the human heart is an “idol-factory,” taking good things and making them into idols that drive us. In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller applies his trademark approach to show us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message will cement Keller’s reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time–for both the faithful and the skeptical.” (Publisher’s Description)

Erich’s note: if you haven’t ready anything by Keller I believe he will quickly become one of your favorites. You can find other titles here.  Make sure you check his sermon podcast and other resources out at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

Your turn… Take a moment to share some thoughts on these books are others by Keller you’ve enjoyed.


Filed under Books

5 responses to “Three Books by Timothy Keller

  1. jamielynne82

    Thanks for the pingback! I love Keller’s books too and can’t wait to dive into another one!

  2. Lynn Waller

    Recently finished a men’s Bible study using Reason for God. It is well researched and written in a very readable style. Now I must check on some more of his books.

  3. Pingback: Three More Books by Timothy Keller | ResourcesForUs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s