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.
- Three Devotional Resources (resourcesforus.wordpress.com)
- Three Resources that Focus on Work (resourcesforus.wordpress.com)
- The Reason for God | Timothy Keller (booksandbeverages.wordpress.com)
- Suffering and God (joshchatraw.com)
- Three Resources Designed to Make Your Marriage Better (resourcesforus.wordpress.com)