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The Prodigal God

Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable.

Newsweek called renowned minister Timothy Keller "a C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century" in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity and uses the parable of the prodigal son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. 

Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.

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The Heart of God Revealed

Who is God? What is he like?

Keller skillfully unfolds for us the character of God as he reveals himself to the human race through one of Jesus' most beloved parables.

Both Christians and non-Christians alike may very well be surprised to discover the answer!

The Prodigal God

An eye-opener! Most read chapters in the Bible at face value and interpret their meaning in ways they prefer. Jesus spoke in parables with deep meaning and targeted, seemingly specific, audiences. The parable of The Prodigal Son is typical, leaving the reader with a glossed-over understanding of the obvious - a great lesson in itself. The Prodigal God digs deep into this extremely important parable and brings to light a clear and concise meaning - what Christ intended. It clarifies the path through life, and the feast waiting for us at the end - that is if we choose to dine there. A great book for small groups, Bible studies, Sunday schools, or a rewarding personal and spiritual enlightenment.

Wonderful read

The book takes the well-known parable of the Prodigal Son and challenged my rather traditional understanding of it by gently yet persistently unlocking truth found in history, theology and the pure message of the Gospel. It has forever changed me and deepened my appreciation for the way Jesus wielded such mastery in storytelling.

Thank you Tim!

Jonathan D.

The Prodigal God
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Bible Studies
  • Published: Oct 30, 2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 192 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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