The prodigal God: recovering the heart of the Christian faith

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The New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming God's Wisdom for Navigating Life 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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table_of_contents Introduction -- The parable -- The people around Jesus: all gathering around to hear Him -- Kinds of people -- Why people like Jesus but not the church -- The two lost sons : there was a man who had two sons -- The lost younger brother -- The younger brother's plan -- The lost elder brother -- Redefining sin : all these years I've been slaving for you -- Ways to find happiness -- Lost sons -- A deeper understanding of sin -- Both wrong, both loved -- Redefining lostness : the older brother became angry and refused to go in -- Anger and superiority -- Slavishness and emptiness -- Who needs to know this? -- The true elder brother : my son, everything I have is yours -- What we need -- Who we need -- Redefining hope : He set off for a far country -- Our longing for home -- The difficulty of return -- The feast at the end of history -- The feast of the father : he heard music and dancing -- Salvation is experiential -- Salvation is material -- Salvation is individual -- Salvation is communal -- Babette's feast.
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title The prodigal God : recovering the heart of the Christian faith
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