The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

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Penguin, 2008 - Religion - 293 pages
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The End of Faith. The God Delusion. God Is Not Great. Letter to a Christian Nation. Bestseller lists are filled with doubters. But what happens when you actually doubt your doubts?

Although a vocal minority continues to attack the Christian faith, for most Americans, faith is a large part of their lives: 86 percent of Americans refer to themselves as religious, and 75 percent of all Americans consider themselves Christians. So how should they respond to these passionate, learned, and persuasive books that promote science and secularism over religion and faith? For years, Tim Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced “doubts” skeptics bring to his Manhattan church. And in The Reason for God, he single-handedly dismantles each of them. Written with atheists, agnostics, and skeptics in mind, Keller also provides an intelligent platform on which true believers can stand their ground when bombarded by the backlash. The Reason for God challenges such ideology at its core and points to the true path and purpose of Christianity.

Why is there suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why isn't Christianity more inclusive? Shouldn't the Christian God be a god of love? How can one religion be “right” and the rest “wrong”? Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God? These are just a few of the questions even ardent believers wrestle with today. In this book, Tim Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations and reasoning, and even pop culture 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.

  

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Easy to read but very thought provoking. - Christianbook.com
A great book on theology by an intelligent writer. - Goodreads
Easy to read and very thought-provoking. - Christianbook.com

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I'm a fan of Tim Keller's podcasts, so much of the content in this book I had already heard. That doesn't mean that I enjoyed it any less. Keller's sermons and writing are very accessible and down to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wes Zickau - Goodreads

This book is alternately provocative and moronic. I'll try to outline what flew and what went down in flames. I'll Admit... 1. Keller presents an excellent and well thought out deconstruction of ... Read full review

Contents

THREE
35
FOUR
51
FIVE
68
SEVEN
97
Intermission 115
115
KIGHT
127
NINE
143
ELEVEN
174
TWELVE
186
THIRTEEN
201
FOURTEEN
213
Where Do We Go from Here?
227
Acknowledgments
241
Index
283
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About the author (2008)

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, Virgina. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redemmer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees, plus the members of more than one hundred new churches around the world. Also the author of Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God,and the New York Times bestseller The Reason for God, he lives in New York with his family.

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