The Mother of God
The announcement of Jesus' birth by the angel to Mary is one of the most rich and beautiful moments in the Gospels. The angel's revelation of Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah is one of the key passages of the Christian...
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The announcement of Jesus' birth by the angel to Mary is one of the most rich and beautiful moments in the Gospels. The angel's revelation of Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah is one of the key passages of the Christian faith, and Mary's response to the news has long been held up as an example of robust faith and courage.
In The Mother of God, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, explains why this encounter is so significant, and draws deep life lessons for all Christians to follow in the example of Mary.
Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy. For over twenty-five years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.
He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In ten years they helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller's books - including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, and Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God - have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.
Tim was born in 1950, raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.
Tim and his wife Kathy have three adult sons.