The Reason for Buying Keller

I began listening to Tim Keller MP3s at the recommendation of a friend a few years ago. He never fails to stimulate and challenge me. (And he’s a real wit.) As I heard him give wise point after incisive comment about evangelism, I knew I had to buy whatever book he put out on the subject.

I wasn’t disappointed. The Reason for God has been a real help to me as I prepare myself for difficult questions in evangelism. (Right now, I’m not getting any difficult questions because my current harvest field thinks it’s already Christian, but that won’t always be.)

Here’s a sample, from a section on responding to questions on the problem of evil:

If you have a God great and transcendent enough to be mad at because he hasn’t stopped evil and suffering in the world, then you have (at the same moment) a God great and transcendent enough to have good reasons for allowing it to continue that you can’t know.

Sample some more here. Buy the book here.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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