The Prodigal God: Recovering The Heart Of The Christian Faith
ISBN: 0525950796
EAN13: 9780525950790
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 1, 2008
Pages: 139
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.3" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable.

Newsweek called renowned minister Timothy Keller a C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity and uses the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation.

Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.

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   I recommend this book to any one who is teaching luke15
The book is a great read, even if you're not a Christian. His pastor has been teaching us this book based on Luke 15. The remaining five members of the team were: Peter Torkelson, Michael Caramore, Paul DeJong and John Mehalino. The book gives the reader an insight into what is meant by the two boys and the father's prospective. As I read this book, I could not put it down. The words came alive and i was able to understand them. I recommend this book to any one who is teaching Colossians 2:1. It will be great fun and your student will enjoy it more.
 
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   Elder brother was lost at home
It was a natural fit for me to use it as a reference for a Father's Day sermon this year. Rereading the book, I gained a tremendous new insight into the elder brother's character. The next week I gave the elder brother sermon which struck a chord in our formerly legalistic congregation and generated a few comments and much discussion, Mepham said.
 
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   Buy this wonderful book. Highly Recommend it. Life changing.
Though it is a short book, it took me a week to read as each chapter was so thoughtfully written and amazing. I never thought I knew the story of the Prodigal son. This book was, no wonder why my church's book ran out by the second service for weeks. I ordered it from Amazon for my Kindle and it was great, plus a book for a friend of mine. Note I don't write details of books I read, but I don't want to give the plot away.
 
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   The intended meaning is revealed!
I know of no other book that does such an excellent job at explaining the intended meaning of the parable, he said. The audience members burst into applause and the Lord's disciples made some mad. Even if a serious understanding of this parable may have many religious individuals feeling the sting of truth. I have recommended this book more to others than perhaps any other book I own.
 
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   Worth Considering
Whether you are a Christian or someone who is just curious about the God of the Bible, this book will present concepts and ideas that are worth consideration.
 
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   Some good insights
There are some good insights in this book. It's better to just read the Bible. It is better to read God's word than to read man's opinion on it.
 
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   Some good insights
In "The Age of Enlightenment," Thomas Aquinas argues that "the universe is vast and has some good insights." Even if you don't believe in the divinity of the Lord, it is better to just read the Bible. It has the most accurate translation, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read God's word.
 
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   The subject matter is captivating!
Do you know of an easy read? This is it and it is not. Unsure? This is a great book. It is easy to read because the words cascade into one another. When it becomes a hard read is when you have to own its message. You don't! If you read this book, you will do it. You don't know the definition of prodigal. When you read the pages, you will. I did not think God could be described as a prodigal until I read this book.
 
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   The subject matter is captivating!
An easy read? Well, at least according to Merriam-Webster. It's just that this is it, and it's not. The Web site said Dr. Goin had no comment. Get your copy of The Lord's Prayer for free today. Simply put, it's easy to read because the words cascade into one another making it seem more like a book. But where it becomes a hard read is when you have to start “own its message”. The other day, I was told: "You don't! If you have read the book, you will not regret it. Think you know the definition of prodigal? But you will find that you will enjoy the pages when you read them. Never thought God could be described as a “prodigal” until I read this book, Mary.
 
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   So good
Tim Keller has a gift for communicating. He would prefer that we see the truly gifted communicator represented in this book, Graham said.