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We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it’s easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives?
In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs. Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.
Prolific author Keller (The Reason for God), founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, again reaches out to skeptics, inviting them to think through their suspicions of religion and/or God. Keller has written a number of Christian apologetics, and this one is aimed more at "nones" the religiously unaffiliated or uninterested than at committed atheists; the polemical debate with hardcore atheist materialists has moved on. Keller is knowledgeable about contemporary philosophy and can offer intriguing arguments grounded in that discourse; the book is richer for those familiar with the work of philosopher Charles Taylor and other contemporary critics of hyperindividualism. Keller's clarity of expression rests on 60 pages of footnotes, roughly one fifth of the book. This is not for the drive-by reader looking for self-help gospel truths, but those interested in acquaintance and engagement with the use of reason in argumentation will find an open door, nagging questions, and a lot to learn.