Friday, January 9, 2009

Book Review - Tim Keller - The Reason for God

This Sunday I'm recommending the book "The Reason for God" by Tim Keller. I still haven't finished it, but have got far enough through it to be able to say that it's a superb examination of the seven most common objections to the Christian faith in our culture, and then evidence for Christianity as a reasonable way of understanding the world. It's written with such insight, honesty, integrity and sensitivity that I think it works for both non believers and believers. Rick Warren says that it's the book he buys for his questioning "not yet Christian" friends - high praise indeed. Up until now I've always thought Nicky Gumbel's book "Searching Issues" was the best book of this type, but I think Tim Keller has gone one better.

It dovetails brilliantly with the "Elephant in the Church" series we start this Sunday, dealing with many of the elephants we're discussing. It's available in our bookshop at the discounted price of £9.99 - I recommend you getting a copy and then finding someone to give it away to.

Below is a clip of Tim Keller talking about why he wrote the book.


1 comment:

Alli Inwards said...

Have bought this book, read some (chapter on sin is transformational!), gave it to someone as a present (it's ok they know I've read some already), sent the link for you tube and the website to my sister who is exactly the type of person this book was written for. If anyone sees this comment, please pray for her but please be discreet, as I don't know how she'd feel about me advertising a prayer request for her. Just call her KJ in your prayers. Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!