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Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Sceptical

Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Sceptical

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We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it's easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives?

In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.

About "Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Sceptical"

We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it's easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives?

In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.
- Koorong

:Companion volume to Tim's bestselling THE REASON FOR GOD
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Timothy J Keller

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.

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Recommended
5 stars By Lu, Feb 01 2017
This book is a essential companion volume to Keller's bestselling "The reason for God". Keller discusses that Christianity is more relevant than ever and that humans are limited in finding meaning and salvation without God. Keller discusses popular concepts against Christianity and the reasons for believing in Christianity based on well formed discussions. A well recommended book for both the sceptic and the believer.
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Understanding God
4 stars By Drew, Jan 02 2017
I really enjoyed this text. Tim Keller has an easy apologetic style of writing which has readily assisted me in understanding the principles of who God is and how he works within the world. A really good point made me was that when we know God better we actually come to better understand ourself. Who God has made us to be and how we have been designed to respond with him and engage with his world.
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Modern Day CS Lewis
5 stars By Tanwin, Dec 04 2016
Modern day CS Lewis. That's what I thought of Tim Keller and this book confirms it! This is such a brilliantly written and well researched book. Keller talks about skepticism and secularism in post-modern era and how Christianity compares to those views.

Drawing from hundreds of books and journal articles, Keller tackles secularism, modernism, and postmodernism from a wide variety of fields. It's really good to see a modern apologetical book that is written by someone who reads widely. 

Keller also argues how religion in general cannot be easily dismissed even in this post-modern culture. This is done by presenting how humanity's search for meaning, hope, and identity is satisfied in and through religion in general and Christianity in particular.

The main audience for this book is the skeptics. Keller will challenge your assumed worldview. This book is particularly for the thinking skeptics. By drawing from major philosophical ideas throughout history, Keller will challenge your assumed worldview and your epistemology (how you know what you know).

Brilliant book by a brilliant thinker. He is the 21st century CS Lewis

5 out of 5
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Thoughtful look at the secular worldview
5 stars By Hoa, Dec 04 2016
Keller masterfully examines the worldview of secular humanism. Although there is a short summary of arguments for Christianity in the second half of the book, Keller's main focus is on showing why Christianity matters and the deficiency of an atheistic worldview in providing a foundation for meaning in life. This is an excellent book to read and to share with thoughtful people exploring Christianity.
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Brilliantly Written
5 stars By Christian Reviewer, Oct 30 2016
This book is written brilliantly to make a case for believing in God. It is well referenced and the amount of academic research that has gone into this book resulted in 70 pages of Notes  References at the end of the book. The target market is secular people so Christians might wonder what's the point but it may assist believers in discussion with non-believers. The book is intellectually deep but don't let this stop you from reading it.

One of my favourite quotes was this from page 35: "Because science's baseline methodology is to always assume a natural cause for every phenomenon,  there is no experiment that could prove or disprove that there is something beyond this material world. For example, there would be no way to empirically prove that a miracle has occurred since a scientist would have to assume, no matter what, that no natural cause had been discovered yet."
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  • Catalogue Code 461315
  • Product Code 9781444750201
  • ISBN 1444750208
  • EAN 9781444750201
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Apologetic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Publication Date Sep 2016
  • Sales Rank #154
  • Dimensions 234 x 153 mm
  • Weight 0.418kg