Tim Keller book tour


Today’s the release date of Pastor Tim Keller‘s new book, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Even an author who is reluctant to talk to the press will pretty much have to mention and promote his book, because that is a big part of how a book sells. Word of mouth, advertising, and book placement will take the book sales even farther. And that’s the way the publishing industry works — they publish a book because it has the potential to sell many copies. That may not be why an author writes a book, but it is why a publisher publishes. [update 2] The Reason for God official website [ht: setsnservice]

Here’s the unofficial Tim Keller book tour info — book signings, Q&A discussions, media junkets, what have you (constantly updated):

7 sermons related to the book that Keller preached at Redeemer is now available for free download. Westminster Bookstore will be carrying an audio book version of The Reason for God (abridged). [ht: alexchediak]

Not sure if Keller will do a blog book tour, but Justin Taylor did get this (short) interview with Keller about his new book.

Keller’s book, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, answers persistent questions like: Why is there suffering in the world? How could a loving God send people to Hell? Why isn’t Christianity more inclusive? Shouldn’t the Christian God be a god of love? How can one religion be “right” and the rest “wrong”? Why have so many wars been fought in the name of God?

Someone who got a pre-release quoted this excerpt (I didn’t get one):

The purpose of Jesus’ coming is to put the whole world right, to renew and restore the creation, not to escape it. It is not just to bring personal forgiveness and peace, but also justice and shalom to the world. …

[update] also see Dr. Warren Bird’s early comments on this book — Tim Keller Follows in the Footsteps of C.S. Lewis + Tim Challie’s review over at amazon.com


0 thoughts on “Tim Keller book tour

  • Mark Traphagen

    Westminster Bookstore (www.wtsbooks.com) has the book and the audio book both in stock and for less than Amazon.

    Also, Westminster Bookstore will be hosting a book tour visit of Tim Keller to be held on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison Auditorium of the Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Watch for details on our bookstore blog (www.westminsterbookstore.com) or on the front page of our web store.

    Mark Traphagen
    Westminster Bookstore

  • solomon li

    if only we had an RUF in so cal… that might bring keller into our midst.

    unfortunately, it looks like a tough sell. i’m sure he’ll want to go back to preach at redeemer on sunday… we gotta get the presbyteries down here to get him to come out some day!

  • djchuang

    The contact form on the official website has a selectable category to contact the publicist for Tim Keller appearances. So, it may well be plausible that Keller could be invited to Southern California! Who’s going to make the ask? 🙂

  • HC

    I’d like to ask him about that apostasy warning that was out on him by a reformed apologetics site here in California. Does anyone know if he’ll be coming to California?

    Harold