The Reason For God: Belief in An Age of Scepticism
Timothy Keller uses reason, philosophy, and literature to make a compelling case for the rationality of belief in the Christian God. He brilliantly addresses the arguments of influential anti-theists such as Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens.
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Timothy Keller uses reason, philosophy, and literature to make a compelling case for the rationality of belief in the Christian God. He brilliantly addresses the arguments of influential anti-theists such as Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens. Timothy Keller, pastor of an inner-city New York church, looks at some of the most widespread accusations levelled at Christianity, including
At a time when scientists and critics such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens are questioning the validity of religion, this book uses literature, philosophy and reason to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief.
As the pastor of an inner-city church in New York City, Timothy Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced 'doubts' sceptics bring to his church, as well as the most important reasons for faith. In THE REASON FOR GOD, he addresses each doubt and explains each reason.Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and reasoning 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.
Timothy Keller, pastor of an inner-city New York church, looks at some of the most widespread accusations levelled at Christianity, including
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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This book is exactly what you need. We all have questions or at least have people around us who raise questions about what we believe, well this book is a great resource. Not only is it easy to read but Timothy writes with such meat that you walk away from each chapter equipped. I could not recommend it more for anybody who is thinking through what they believe.
I went on this blind date once. It was exciting and we got along like a house on fire. He was good-looking, a gentleman, intelligent. Then I find out he's just not into "the religion thing". We then went on to have hours of brilliant conversation. Although my faith is strong and my heart 100% for God, some of his questions stumped me. I didn't feel I always had well thought out and intelligent answers. I knew WHAT I believed. I knew my Bible and my Jesus but I didn't have all the WHY answers so articulate. It really got me thinking. I talked to my brother and he lent me 'The Reason For God'. I could not put it down. It was so well written and put together in a way that was clear and easy to read. The layout of each chapter is clear and simple. A chapter often stars with a question someone who doesn't have faith will often ask. "Aren't all religions the same?", "If God is love why is there suffering?" But Timothy Keller gives a response that doesn't just dance around the answer or politely smile - he answers with the truth but not apologising for his faith but throwing the question back at the person with a directness that fits. He challenges Christian to doubt their doubts and search more of what they believe.
Great book for those who are "sceptics" but also for anyone who is looking to brush up on their apologetics. Keller has a way to gently steer and guide discussion pointing to the truth of Christ crucified.
This book critically challenges the secular views and arguments against the "reason for God". Keller critically analyses and offer his personal arguments against several arguments against the belief in a "God". Some of the main arguments include discussions on whether the bible can be trusted when it has been written by personal accounts that may include biased information. Keller also challenges the views that is held by atheist writers and argues for a reason that a "God" may exist. This is a informative and well-written book that offers a well formed argument for the reasons for believing in God.
Tim Keller is great at engaging with today's skeptical culture and many Aussie unbelievers would do well to read this before discounting Christianity as outdated, irrelevant and fairy tales. Keller first addresses the problems people have and in sufficient depth provides a good apologetic against these common questions and concerns skeptics have. Then he gives reasons FOR Christianity on the positive side, which should raise good discussions with the serious seeker or skeptic. A perfect book for those who are seriously asking the hard questions of faith and truth.