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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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, he uses one of the best-known Christian parables to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation.

Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, 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.

Look out for Timothy Keller's latest book, The Songs of Jesus.


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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

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

User Review  - Liz - Christianbook.com

Fantastic book. Enabled me to see this parable in a whole new light. A must read. 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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As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Tim Keller started his congregation with a few dozen people. It now draws over five thousand weekly attendees who meet in three Manhattan locations. Redeemer has since spawned a movement of churches across America and throughout major world cities. Many pastors model their churches on Redeemer and Tim's thoughtful style of preaching. Dr. Keller lives in New York City with his wife and sons.

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