The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

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Penguin, Oct 30, 2008 - Religion - 176 pages
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable.

Newsweek called renowned minister Timothy Keller "a C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century" in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity and uses the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. 

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.


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Review: The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

User Review  - Meme - Christianbook.com

This is the first book I've read of Timothy Keller's; I'm hooked! This is one of the best books I have ever read in years. Like most people, I have read the story of the prodigal son numerous times ... Read full review

Review: The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

User Review  - Mindy - Christianbook.com

This book has been called 1 of the 40 best Christian books to read in a lifetime. Keller's methodical and fascinating writing on the last part of the 3-part parable of Luke 15 gets an A+ in my mind ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
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THREE REDEFINING
FIVE THE TRUE ELDER BROTHER
SEVEN THE FEAST OF THE FATHER
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Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. His first pastorate was 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 nearly six thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start more than three hundred new churches around the world. He is the author of The Songs of JesusPrayerEncounters with JesusWalking with God Through Pain and SufferingEvery Good Endeavor, and The Meaning of Marriage, among others, including the perennial bestsellers The Reason for God and The Prodigal God.




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