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Prodigal God Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

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ISBN-10: 0525950796

ISBN-13: 9780525950790

Edition: 2008

Authors: Timothy Keller

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The Prayer of Jabezused a little-known story of the Bible to redefine success for Christians. The Prodigal God uses a famous story of the Bible to redefine nothing less than the central Christian message for believers and skeptics alike. Newsweekcalled renowned minister Timothy Keller a C. S. Lewis for the twenty-first century in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, he uses one of the best-known Christian parables to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. The Prodigal Son is the most well-known parable in the Bible. Incredibly, it is also almost universally…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.22" wide x 7.56" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Timothy J. Keller was born in 1950. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University in 1972, a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1975, and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1981. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America and served as a pastor in Virginia for nine years. He is founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York. He has written several books including Grace Changes Everything, Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just, and The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, which won awards from World Magazine and Christianity Today.

The Parable
The People Around Jesus: "All gathering around to hear him."
Two Kinds of People
Why People Like Jesus but Not the Church
The Two Lost Sons: "There was a man who had two sons."
The Lost Younger Brother
The Younger Brother's Plan
The Lost Elder Brother
Redefining Sin: "All these years I've been slaving for you."
Two Ways to Find Happiness
Two Lost Sons
A Deeper Understanding of Sin
Both Wrong; Both Loved
Redefining Lostness: "The older brother became angry and refused to go in."
Anger and Superiority
Slavishness and Emptiness
Who Needs to Know This?
The True Elder Brother: "My son, everything I have is yours."
What We Need
Who We Need
Redefining Hope: "He set off for a far country."
Our Longing for Home
The Difficulty of Return
The Feast at the End of History
The Feast of the Father: "He heard music and dancing."
Salvation Is Experiential
Salvation Is Material
Salvation Is Individual
Salvation Is Communal
Babette's Feast