Many people have legitimate, honest, difficult questions about Christianity. And many, many books have been written in an attempt to answer those questions.
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Some are written confrontationally, with an almost argumentative tone.
Some barely scratch the surface and don’t seem to answer the questions at all (at least not satisfactorily).
Some are so intellectual or philosophical you end up with far more questions than you started with.
Then there are the rare ones that are honest, thorough, and clear enough to address the difficult questions without making the sincere skeptic feel stupid, or wrong, or “sinful” for even asking the questions.
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, by pastor Timothy Keller is just such a book.
It is thorough, but not overwhelming. It is clear, yet not overly-simplified. It is honest, and hopeful. It is Christ-focused, and inviting to the skeptic.
The Reason for God isn’t a new book. 2008 isn’t old, but it’s also not hot off the presses. That said, it’s one of the best books I have ever read on the subject. My next podcast episode will be dedicated to the other books on this list.
For today, I thought I would take a very different approach than in the past. The Table of Contents itself clearly lays out what questions and topics Tim Keller tackles in The Reason for God. So, I’m simply going to lay out each of the chapters (in Keller’s own wording) and share one of my favorite quotes from each chapter.
After taking a look at these, if any of the questions or topics piques your interest – get this book! Here we go… [Read more…] about If You Have Doubts–or Questions–About Christianity…Read This Book!