Monday, June 16, 2014

Recommended: Reason for God by Timothy Keller

The Reason For God
Belief in an Age of Scepticism

Author:         Timothy Keller
Paperback:   293 pages
Publisher:      Hodder & Stoughton 2009
Language:     English
ISBN:          9780340979334
Price:            RM 34.65

An intelligent, intellectually rigorous examination of why the Christian faith still makes sense in an age of scepticism.

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 be "wrong"?
Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God?

As the pastor of an inner-city church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced 'doubts' sceptics bring to his church, as well as the most important reasons for faith. In 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.

"Believers will rejoice in a book that carefully and patiently answers the objections of their skeptical friends and does so with grace and in a way consistent with the Bible. Skeptics will see that even their skepticism is founded on some kind of faith and will be challenged to discern those underlying beliefs. May this book convince us all that we can believe and can believe reasonably, even in this age of skepticism." - Tim Challies

"In this apologia for Christian faith, Keller mines material from literary classics, philosophy, anthropology and a multitude of other disciplines to make an intellectually compelling case for God. Written for sceptics and the believers who love them, the book draws on the author's encounters as founding pastor of New York's booming Redeemer Presbyterian Church." — Publishers Weekly

"Tim Keller's ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him." — Billy Graham

'This is the book I give to all my friends who are serious spiritual seekers or sceptics.'
— Rick Warren, author if The Purpose Driven Life


About the Author:
TIMOTHY KELLER was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has more than five thousand regular attendees at five services, a host of daughter churches, and is planting churches in large cities throughout the world. He is the author of COUNTERFEIT GODS, THE PRODIGAL GOD, and the New York Times bestseller THE REASON FOR GOD.

Related Resources:

Introduction to The Reason for God from Redeemer City to City on Vimeo.

Contributors: Justin Taylor (president and publisher at Crossway) January 19, 2008

Also available in Chinese

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