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The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

In what is probably his most popular book so far, Timothy Keller presents a sort of step by step response to today’s modern spiritual cynic. Many skeptics of Christianity today face either an intellectual or emotional barrier to faith. They cannot get their mind around some certain issues like suffering or injustice in light of a loving God. Others have had bad experiences with Christians not acting so Christian. So Keller walks through each argument, carefully approaching each one.

Now, I consider myself to be a somewhat-educated Christian, having grown up in the church. I have read a lot of Christian books and every once in a while I like to read a good apologetics book. Most apologetics tend to be illogical, make way too many assumptions about the reader, or simply the insult the reader’s intelligence.

This book surprisingly does not commit any of these usual violations. He writes very plainly - not trying to overload us with his knowledge of Greek or first century Jerusalem. He lays out the facts, shares opinions, and calls us towards faith.

The book started off really strong but I got kind of bored while reading. Now that is not to say he did not go a good job, just not a great job. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in Christian apologetics.