17 January 2011
The Reason for God
Keller, Timothy. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. New York: Dutton, 2008.
Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, often faces difficult or awkward questions from the visitors and members of his church. This book is his opportunity to answer many of those questions for those who honestly want to know. Drawing on his knowledge and study of literature and philosophy as well as sound reasoning, Keller posits that belief in God is not only rational, but the only solution to all of the conundrums presented by those who doubt. In fact, Keller goes a step further to show that we all already believe in God, whether or not we want to admit it.
This book is a heavy one, I will admit. I had to read it in small pieces throughout my lunch breaks at work, as my brain was too tired at night to appreciate Keller's explanation and logic. However, this book was well worth my time. Keller's arguments and discussions are excellent, and I am glad that he is willing to take the time to answer the tough questions presented by those in his congregation. This book is worth reading and worth having on the shelf. It's time to head to the bookstore, folks.