We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives?
In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.
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About the Author
Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. His first pastorate was in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has nearly six thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start more than three hundred new churches around the world. He is the author of God's Wisdom for Navigating Life, Hidden Christmas, The Songs of Jesus, and The Meaning of Marriage, among others, including the perennial bestsellers The Reason for God and The Prodigal God.
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Table of Contents
Preface The Faith of the Secular 1
Part 1 Why Does Anyone Need Religion?
1 Isn't Religion Going Away? 9
2 Isn't Religion Based on Faith and Secularism on Evidence? 29
Part 2 Religion is More than you Think it is
3 A Meaning That Suffering Can't Take from You 57
4 A Satisfaction That Is Not Based on Circumstances 77
5 Why Can't I Be Free to Live as I See Fit, as Long as I Don't Harm Anyone? 97
6 The Problem of the Self 118
7 An Identity That Doesn't Crush You or Exclude Others 133
8 A Hope That Can Face Anything 152
9 The Problem of Morals 176
10 A Justice That Does Not Create New Oppressors 193
Part 3 Christianity Makes Sense
11 Is It Reasonable to Believe in God? 215
12 Is It Reasonable to Believe in Christianity? 228
Epilogue Only in God 247
Further Reading 327