Pastor Mike Sharrett of Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg, VA just purchased 30 copies of Tim Keller’s new book titled The Reason For God. I haven’t been able to purchase my copy yet but am looking forward to the read. They will be out on the book table this Sunday. If you attend Redeemer feel free to stop by the book table and pick up your copy.
Also, Anthony Sacramone of First Things interviews Keller on his new book. Click here to read the interview.
(HT: Justin Taylor)
This book was mainly written with skeptics in mind. If you have never read the book or are interested I have linked a couple of review below by Tim Challies.
Below is an excerpt from Westminster’s Bookstore about the book:
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.