As someone who regularly gets coffee or lunch with high schoolers, I hear a lot of great questions about God. Once over a steaming Americano at Starbucks I was asked, “How could a loving God send people to Hell?” Another time as we were devouring perfectly crafted tacos from a local restaurant a guy asked, “Is there proof that Jesus actually rose from the dead?” Maybe you have been asked a similar question that, if you were being honest, stumped you. If we wanted to poke around a little deeper, maybe we have asked ourselves these same questions. These are great questions that deserve good answers. In this month’s book, questions like these and more are answered in such a way to give you confidence in the God of the Bible, and help you engage the tough questions rather than running from them.
In The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, Tim Keller does a fantastic job addressing these hot topics and giving sufficient answers for anyone who has questions or doubts about Christianity. If you have found yourself in a discussion with a non-Christian friend who has asked a question that leaves you stumped, the answer may be in this book, and you would benefit greatly from reading it. If you are a non-Christian and have questions about God, I believe you would also find it very interesting.
I think this is a book that everyone should have in their library, Christians and non-Christians. Keller does not back down from hard questions, and he engages them biblically, philosophically, and logically. I find myself consulting this book frequently and learning something new every time. In fact, this is one of our most purchased books for friends. We are constantly giving it to others because it is such a handy tool to have in your arsenal. It is one of my favorites and I can guarantee it will become one of yours as well.