Communicating Faith in an Age of Scepticism
By Timothy Keller
Lessons on preaching biblically, attractively and powerfully from New York pastor Timothy Keller.
New York pastor and acclaimed author Timothy Keller is widely known and respected for his compelling preaching, described by The New York Times as what has 'helped turn Dr Keller... into the pastor many call Manhattan's leading evangelist'. In this book he shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.
Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate and compassionate way.
Timothy Keller was born in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He became a Christian at university, was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America and worked as a pastor for nine years.
He was asked to start Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989, and under his leadership the church's congregation experienced unprecedented growth from 50 to 5000 members. His target audience consists mainly of urban professionals, whom he believes exhibit disproportionate influence over the culture and its ideas.
The 'Influentials' Issue of New York Magazine featured Dr. Keller as "the most successful Christian evangelist in the city by recognizing that young professionals and artists are 'disproportionately influential' in creating the country's culture and that you have to meet this coveted demographic on its own terms."
Timothy Keller is renowned for his clear, reasoned approach to Christian apologetics and his book THE REASON FOR GOD: BELIEF IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM was named Book of the Year for 2008 by World Magazine.
Timothy Keller lives in New York City with his wife Kathy and sons David, Michael and Jonathan.
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02 Jul 2015
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Hodder & Stoughton
A great motivation to engage in the task of communicating the liberating message of Jesus to a new generation — Inspire Magazine
It is an unexpected delight to read a book on preaching which makes you want to preach. Tim Keller has given us such a book...Here is an extremely read- able book founded on sound scholarship...buy it. This is the most practical and inspirational book on preaching that I have read for years! — Rev Dr Tom Stuckey, The Methodist Recorder
Keller's book has an interesting blend of theological analysis and practical advice, and is a reminder of the need for theology to have deep roots in the practical working out of the Christian faith... Keller's book could be read with profit by any Christian. — Dr Peter Forster, The Church Times
There is much to stimulate heart and mind in this latest offering from Tim Keller. — Evangelical Times
In Preaching, Keller has made an invaluable contribution to the homiletic task. I would recommend that this book be placed in the hand of the preaching veteran and novice, and should be found in the homiletic section of all theological colleges. — Christianity Magazine
Shrewd insight into the modern mind...He is interesting and engaging on the place of rhetoric in the pulpit. — The Church Times
Keller introduces many helpful and thought-provoking ideas. [...] Preaching has challenged me to rethink my own preaching. — Preach Magazine
Tim Keller is that rare breed of pastor - a fine intellect and yet accessible...A skilled preacher and orator, and equally as engaging when he puts pen to paper... While Keller's style and insight provide a treasure trove for those who take to the pulpit, all Christians will profit from his wisdom, experience and cultural perception. — Reflections Magazine