Keller hints about his new book


In Pastor Tim Keller‘s own words, “Yes, I Wrote a Book” (from his church‘s newsletter)::

How do you tell people something they probably want to know without playing into the great American hype machine? I’ve been getting so many questions about this I thought I would write a simple newsletter article to members and friends to let you know that, yes, I wrote a book.

I’ve been working for some time on a book for the ordinary (which means very sharp) spiritually skeptical New Yorker. Ever since I got to New York nearly two decades ago I’ve wished I had a volume to give people that not only answered objections to Christianity (what has been called ‘apologetics’) but also positively presented the basics of the gospel in an accessible yet substantial way. I had some books that did the one and some that did the other, but only one did both—Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. As you know, I think Lewis’ book is peerless, and foolish would be the author who tried to replace him!

However, the issues in the public discourse around Christianity have become much more complex…

Read the rest of his blog-like commentary about his non-hyped book.

The book’s title = The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. You can pre-order this book for convenient home delivery.

[update 10/21] someone named “Dave K” tipped me off to 3 recent messages delivered by Tim Keller at
The Evangelists Conference in the UK, 2007 theme = Smashing False Idols. Message titles = Gospel Realisation, Gospel Communication, and Gospel Incarnation (MP3).