Timothy Keller’s objective in writing Making Sense of God was “to bring secular readers to a place where they might find it even sensible and desirable to explore the extensive foundations for the truth” of Christianity.
While comparing Christianity and Western secularism, Keller focuses on six foundational aspects of human life—meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, hope, and justice. He shows that, while secular people may claim they aren’t religious, they nevertheless base their lives on a set of beliefs that require a leap of faith.
Meticulously and articulately, Keller spells out “Christianity’s unsurpassed offers—a meaning that suffering cannot remove, a satisfaction not based on circumstances, a freedom that does not hurt but rather enhances love, an identity that does not crush you or exclude others, a moral compass that does not turn you into an oppressor, and a hope that can face anything, even death.”
As Keller invites secular readers to meet Jesus and submit their hearts and lives to him, he maintains an intelligent, loving tone, examining all sides of an argument and never belittling others who think differently than he does. (Viking)
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