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Timothy Keller

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Timothy J. Keller is an American pastor, theologian, and Christian apologist. He is the Chairman and co-Founder of Redeemer City to City, which trains pastors for ministry in global cities.
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Dominion
How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
Tom Holland - Oct 29, 2019
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A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus...
Timothy Keller
Dec 14, 2020
A very important book for all to read—Christian believers and non-believers. Tom Holland’s Dominion. Here are my reasons why to read it.     source
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The End for Which God Created the World
Updated to Modern English
Jonathan Edwards - Dec 13, 2014 (first published in 1765)
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Why did God make the world? Though rarely asked today, the question of why God created the world captured the thought and imagination of Jonathan Edwards, one of history's most profound thinkers. Using both reason and Scripture, Edwards determined that God created the world primarily as an arena for his eternal and innate glory to flow outward like...
Timothy Keller
Nov 17, 2020
Ok, this one has updated modern English. Still not hyperbole--Jonathan Edwards’ The End for Which God Created the World is one of the greatest books I’ve ever. Read this one too!     source
God's Passion for His Glory
Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards
John Piper - Sep 01, 1998
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This is a stunning truth: namely, that God's passion for His glory is the measure of His commitment to our joy. In his essay, " The End for Which God Created the World, " the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God's ultimate end is the manifestation of His glory in the highest happiness of His creatures.Pastor John Piper has devoted ...
Timothy Keller
Nov 17, 2020
This is not hyperbole--Jonathan Edwards’ "The End for Which God Created the World" is one of the greatest books I’ve ever read—though not an easy read. This version has a great introductory essay by John Piper.     source
Dynamics of Spiritual Life
An Evangelical Theology of Renewal
Richard F. Lovelace - Jan 28, 2020
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In this classic work of spiritual theology, historian Richard Lovelace presents a history of spiritual renewals in light of biblical models. Drawing from the best of different Protestant traditions, Dynamics of Spiritual Life lays out a comprehensive approach to the renewal of the church. In the first half of the book, Lovelace surveys awakening mo...
Timothy Keller
Nov 14, 2020
In light of the death of Richard Lovelace this week, his book Dynamics of Spiritual Life was important in my life and still relevant today:     source
Atheist Overreach
What Atheism Can't Deliver
Christian Smith - Dec 01, 2018
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In recent years atheism has become ever more visible, acceptable, and influential. Atheist apologists have become increasingly vociferous and confident in their claims: that a morality requiring benevolence towards all and universal human rights need not be grounded in religion; that modern science disproves the existence of God; and that there is ...
Timothy Keller
Aug 07, 2020
Also relevant to the discussion about morality and justice is this powerful book by Christian Smith-- Atheist Overreach: What Atheism Can’t Deliver. I highly recommend it.     source
Political Visions & Illusions
A Survey & Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies
David T. Koyzis - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2003)
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What you believe about politics matters. The decades since the Cold War, with new alignments of post–9/11 global politics and the chaos of the late 2010s, are swirling with alternative visions of political life, ranging from ethnic nationalism to individualistic liberalism.Political ideologies are not merely a matter of governmental efficacy, but a...
Timothy Keller
Jul 22, 2020
Definitely the best book I've read on the current state of political thinking happening among evangelicals in 2020. Evangelicals fused social thinking to political ideology giving themselves over to at least four major ideologies, none of them biblical.     source
Two DozenArguments for God
The Plantinga Project
Jerry L. Walls - Sep 04, 2018
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Thirty years ago, Alvin Plantinga gave a lecture called "Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments," which served as an underground inspiration for two generations of scholars and students. In it, he proposed a number of novel and creative arguments for the existence of God which have yet to receive the attention they deserve. In Two Dozen (or so) Argum...
Timothy Keller
Dec 31, 2019
Interesting expansion on some lesser known arguments for God. Good book.     source
Why I Am Not a Secularist
William Connolly - Jun 23, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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Religion's influence in American politics is obvious in recent debates about school prayer, abortion, and homosexuality, as well as in the success of grassroots religious organizations in mobilizing voters. Many liberal secularists decry this trend, rejecting any interaction between politics and religion. But in Why I Am Not a Secularist, distingui...
Timothy Keller
Nov 07, 2019
Still a great book. It's by an atheist who is not a secularist. Great categories     source
The Year of Our Lord 1943
Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis
Alan Jacobs - Aug 02, 2018
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By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear that the Allies would win the Second World War. Around the same time, it also became increasingly clear to many Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic that the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success. A war won by technological superiority...
Timothy Keller
Oct 23, 2019
Just finishing this book up. Good read.     source
The Tech-Wise Family
Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
Andy Crouch - Apr 18, 2017
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Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our ...
Timothy Keller
Mar 05, 2019
Great little book on technology to help NOT just families, but everyone manage their screens and devices more thoughtfully.     source
Disruptive Witness
Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
Alan Noble - Jul 17, 2018
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We live in a distracted, secular age. These two trends define life in Western society today. We are increasingly addicted to habits―and devices―that distract and "buffer" us from substantive reflection and deep engagement with the world. And we live in what Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor calls "a secular age"―an age in which all beliefs are eq...
Timothy Keller
Dec 15, 2018
Best book I've read recently. No, I did not get paid, nor was I contacted to say that. I mean it.     source
Glorious Freedom by Richard Sibbes
GRACE AND GLORY by Geerhardus Vos
Thinking through Creation by Christopher Watkin
The Book of Genesis by Brian Simmons
Concerning The True Care of Souls by Martin Bucer
The Universe Next Door by James W. Sire
The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett
Urban Ministry by Manuel Ortiz
Spiritual Depression by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones