Encounters With Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions

Front Cover
DUTTON, Nov 19, 2013 - Religion - 288 pages
40 Reviews
In The Prodigal God, readers discovered the lavish love of God encountered by the Prodigal Son. In Encounters With Jesus, New York Times bestselling author and renowned pastor Timothy Keller explores Jesus' answers to life's biggest questions by showing what happened to those who met Jesus personally.

What is my purpose in life? Who am I meant to be? How can I live a successful life? Why is there so much wrong with our world today? Am I part of the problem? What can I do to help change that? These are the big, seemingly unanswerable questions that everyone must ask and then answer in life.

Those who offer answers to these questions normally invite people to ?get dumber”?to distract themselves, convince themselves of something they don't really believe, or blame others. Yet as Timothy Keller shows us in this groundbreaking book, Jesus invites people to ?get smarter”?to thoughtfully explore the deep reality of God's purposes for us and for the world.

Jesus changed the lives of nearly every person he met in the Gospels. These were powerful experiences that can have a profound effect on us today and help explain not only different aspects of Christianity, but the deep questions of life itself. Timothy Keller highlights ten of these encounters, including his meeting a skeptical student, a religious insider, an outcast, even Satan himself, and proves how invaluable the lessons from these encounters are for contemporary readers.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
18
4 stars
15
3 stars
5
2 stars
2
1 star
0

Review: Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions

User Review  - Joshua Ray - Goodreads

Keller has become a warm, familiar voice to me over the past few years as I've read many of his books and listened to a good number of his sermons. One of his more recent offerings, "Encounters with ... Read full review

Review: Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions

User Review  - Diane Danielson - Goodreads

I love everything that I've read by Timothy Keller. He makes me think and makes a lot of things so much clearer. I wish I could hear him speak in person! Read full review

About the author (2013)

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 New York City, with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start nearly two hundred new churches around the world. Also the author of The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, Counterfeit Gods, Generous Justice, King's Cross, The Meaning of Marriage, and Every Good Endeavor, Timothy Keller lives in New York City with his family.

Bibliographic information