The Reason for God : Belief in an Age of Scepticism Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/09/2009
- Category: Christian theology
- ISBN: 9780340979334
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Review by mels_71
Kellers apologia for the Christian faith is broken into two parts. The first looks at common objections to Christianity and attempts to answer them. The answers are not necessarily new but he does point out that behind every objection there is a corresponding belief that should really be examined to determine whether it is in fact reasonable. He covers seven topics:1. There can't be just one true religion 2. A good God could not allow suffering 3. Christianity is a straitjacket 4. The church is responsible for so much injustice 5. A loving God would not send people to hell 6. Science has disproved Christianity 7. You can't take the Bible literally The second section looks at reasons to believe Christianity. He describes them as clues that piece together to form a cumulative case for Christianity.Keller writes in an engaging manner and shows respect for the skeptic. Much of the book has obviously grown out of his interaction with skeptics and seekers in New York City. This book would be a good choice to give to people investigating Christianity. I plan on getting a copy to give away to one such friend myself.