The Reason for God

By Timothy Keller,

Book cover of The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

Book description

A New York Times bestseller people can believe in-by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek).

Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers,…

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After more than 30 years as a pastor, and with a mushrooming list of neuroscience books in my library, I became dissatisfied with the typical anti-science responses common in the church.

Dr. Timothy Keller brought a nice challenge to an either-or world of science v faith. Neuroscience gives an incredible perspective from which to see how I process spiritual ideas. But Keller also brings an intellectually satisfying response to the claim that science disproves the spiritual world in general and Christianity specifically.

His ideas helped me reevaluate how the worlds of spirituality and science navigate the networks of my brain.

Manhattan pastor Tim Keller is used to handling the toughest questions from the brightest people. This book compiles his answers to some of those, from “How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?” to the church’s responsibility for so much injustice. Keller reads widely and well, and he writes with a respectful seriousness without being ponderous or preachy.

The first couple of chapter's deal with answers to questions by sceptics, and then it sort of branches off more philosophically. The book had some good insights that I thought were worth the time I spent on it.

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