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Prodigal God

ISBN-10: 1594484023

ISBN-13: 9781594484025

Edition: 2011

Authors: Timothy Keller

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In "The Reason for God," Keller offered a rational explanation of why people should believe in God. In his latest work, he uses one of the best-known Christian parables to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
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.

Introduction
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
Acknowledgments
Notes