Thursday, February 12, 2009

Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. He takes a fresh look at the parable of the "prodigal son." While most concentrate on the younger son, Keller also draws our attention to the elder son. He was the one who had been good, had always done the right thing. He felt that now the father (God) "owed" him.
Sound familiar? Perhaps there are those of us who think we are pretty good. We are at church every time the doors are open... Could it be? Might it be that there are religious Christians (elder brothers) who are no more pleasing to the Father than the rebellious (younger brother)? At least the younger brother repented!
If you even think you might be doing good deeds for the Father so that He will be impressed with you and give you what you think you deserve, this book will shake you up!
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