|外文书名||The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith|
|Number of Pages||119|
Using his characteristic intellectual approach to faith issues, pastor Tim Keller uncovers an unexpected message in the familiar---and often misunderstood---New Testament parable of the prodigal son. Keller points out that the elder brother was just as lost as the younger brother because "sin is not just breaking the rules, it is putting yourself in the place of God as Savior, Lord and Judge just as each son sought to displace the authority of the father in his own life." What both need is Jesus, whom Keller presents as "the true elder brother," the one who comes to our rescue at his own expense. Through his grace, we are given hope and invited to the great feast of the Father. Seekers and believers alike will be challenged to see Christianity in a while new light.
As the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Tim Keller started his congregation with a few dozen people. It now draws over five thousand weekly attendees who meet in three Manhattan locations. Redeemer has since spawned a movement of churches across America and throughout major world cities. Many pastors model their churches on Redeemer and Tim's thoughtful style of preaching. Dr. Keller lives in New York City with his wife and sons.