Tim Keller's New Book

The Reason for God
Belief in an Age of Skepticism
by Timothy Keller

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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Who's Tim Keller?
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.

Here's what my good buddy Tony Stiff has to say about the book - Set 'n' Service

Also, here's the sermon series that the book based on...

This is one of the best sermon series I've ever listened to. Keller handles each of these issues with his typical cultural relevancy and biblical potency. Be sure to check it out:

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Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?download

Suffering: If God is good, why is there so much evil in the world?

Absolutism: Don’t we all have to find truth for ourselves?download

Injustice: Hasn’t Christianity been an instrument for oppression?

Hell: Isn’t the God of Christianity an angry Judge?

Doubt: What should I do with my doubts?

Literalism: Isn’t the Bible historically unreliable and regressive?