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

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Dutton, Penguin Group USA, 2013 - Religion - 213 pages
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Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming God's Wisdom for Navigating Life Timothy Keller shows how people were changed when they met Jesus personally--and how we can be changed today through our own encounter with him.

What is my purpose in life? What is a good life? Why is there so much wrong with our world? What can I do to help make it right? These are some of the big questions that everyone must answer. And any lasting change in our lives will start with a change to one or more of our answers to these questions.

Jesus changed the life of every person he met in the Gospels, through powerful experiences and words that led them to unexpected and transforming answers to their big questions. These conversations can still address our questions and doubts today. Originally published as an eSeries, Encounters with Jesus focuses on several of these meetings -- including with a skeptical student, a religious insider, an outcast, even Jesus' mother -- and shows how the central events in Jesus' life provide ways for us to encounter him again or for the first time.

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User Review  - bwhitner - LibraryThing

This was an excellent book. Loved how he described the different encounters with Jesus and what they really meant. One of my favorite books. Read it twice. Read full review

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

User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

Famed pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, hugely best-selling Keller argues that Jesus didn't give easy answers to our most basic questions, e.g., What's my purpose? What does it mean ... Read full review


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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 Hidden Christmas, Making Sense of God, The Songs of Jesus, Preaching, and Prayer, as well as The Meaning of Marriage, The Prodigal God, and The Reason for God, among others.

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