Preaching : Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism

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Pastor, preacher, and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop. Most Christians including pastors struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people s lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus, and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way."show more

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  • Hardback | 309 pages
  • 127 x 185.42 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525953035
  • 9780525953036
  • 17,476

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Praise for "Preaching" Superb . . . we should be grateful to Keller for his wisdom, scholarship, and humility. -The Gospel Coalition If you want to see between the lines and just below the surface of our cultural moment and societal ethos . . . Which is to say, if you are any kind of Christian leader, teacher, writer, blogger, public thinker, politician, artist, media person, campus minister, youth leader, parent, Christian educator, spiritual director, or anyone with influence . . . then this is going to be exceptionally helpful for you. -Byron Borger Praise for"Prayer" ..".Keller provides a contextually rich guide and companion to prayer." -"Kirkus" ..".if you follow Keller into the arsenal, you will be powerfully equipped to overcome the world/flesh/Devil and see your prayers for kingdom advance answered by almighty God. And if you follow Keller to the banqueting table, you will increasingly feast on new and old treasures of awe and intimacy with your heavenly Father." -The Gospel Coalition Praise for"Encounters with Jesus" "Keller s work belongs on the bookshelf of every serious Bible student. It is not a quick read, but, instead should be savored like fine wine, one sip at a time to glean the full impact of his life-changing message." Praise for Timothy Keller and his books: "Tim Keller's ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him." -Billy Graham Unlike most suburban megachurches, much of Redeemer is remarkably traditional. What is not traditional is Dr. Keller s skill in speaking the language of his urbane audience Observing Dr. Keller s professorial pose on stage, it is easy to understand his appeal. -"The New York Times" Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians. -"Christianity Today Magazine" With intellectual, brimstone-free sermons that manage to cite Woody Allen alongside Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Keller draws some 5,000 young followers every Sunday. Church leaders see him as a model of how to evangelize urban centers across the country, and Keller has helped plant 50 gospel-based Christian churches around New York plus another 50 from San Francisco to London. -"New York Magazine" "Keller s work belongs on the bookshelf of every serious Bible student. It is not a quick read, but, instead should be savored like fine wine, one sip at a time to glean the full impact of his life-changing message." on "Encounters with Jesus" It has something for everyone something for the agnostic (Keller makes a strong argument that there are no true atheists); something for the philosopher (although he invites the wounded reader to skip that section); and something for the believer being beckoned into the inner sanctum of sharing in the fellowship of Christ s sufferings (a place no one naturally wants to go). -The Gospel Coalition on "Walking with God through Pain and Suffering" "It is a resource that takes a multidimensional approach to suffering - tackling the internal and external realities - and takes us deep theologically and practically." -Vertical Living Ministries on "Walking with God through Pain and Suffering" "A luminous and ultimately hopeful examination of the many aspects of suffering." -"Booklist" on "Walking with God through Pain and Suffering" Theologically rich and philosophically informed, yet accessible and filled with practical wisdom. -"Cardus" on" Every Good Endeavor" This book is for us all and through its reading it can change and reshape your entire outlook on your life. -SarahMac on "Every Good Endeavor" It s a great resource to equip you to speak with your secular friends; to show them why the Christian understanding of marriage is not only a tremendous blessing, it s the only one that works. -"" on "The Meaning of Marriage" "The Meaning of Marriage" is incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted. While the book is filled with expertly selected biblical verses, nonreligious readers willing to try on these observations may find answers not only to the meaning of marriage but to that even bigger question the meaning of life itself. -"The Washington Times "on "The Meaning of Marriage" This is the book I give to all my friends who are serious spiritual seekers or skeptics. -Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life," on "The Reason for God" Keller mines material from literary classics, philosophy, anthropology and a multitude of other disciplines to make an intellectually compelling case for God. Written for skeptics and the believers who love them, the book draws on the author's encounters as founding pastor of New York's booming Redeemer Presbyterian Church ["The Reason for God"] should serve both as testimony to the author's encyclopedic learning and as a compelling overview of the current debate on faith for those who doubt and for those who want to reevaluate what they believe, and why. -"Publishers Weekly "on "The Reason for God" "World "has briefly reviewed about 200 books over the past year. Many stand out, but one in particular is likely to change many lives and ways of thinking. World s Book of the Year is Tim Keller s "The Reason for God." -Marvin Olasky on "The Reason for God""show more

About Timothy Keller

TIMOTHY KELLER was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor 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 more than six thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start more than two hundred and fifty new churches around the world. Also the author of Prayer, Encounters with Jesus, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, Every Good Endeavor, The Meaning of Marriage, Generous Justice, Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God, Jesus the King, and The Reason for God, Timothy Keller lives in New York City with his more

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