The Prodigal God

I have been listening to Tim Keller’s new book, The Prodigal God, in audio book form and have found myself confronted by the Gospel again. I have to say that Tim Keller has challenged my thinking about the Gospel more than any other minister in the Church.

Keller goes through the historical-cultural context which the original audience would have heard the parable in. He also spends time going through each of the characters, including the Father, who tends to get most neglected. I don’t have ready quotes, but the way he points out Jesus’ greater concern for the morally religious than for the sinners and publicans, puts great meaning to Jesus’s words, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

If you check out you can listen to a sermon which inspired the book. I got the MP3 of the audio book through


3 responses to this post.

  1. nothing against anyone…you know, you should consider reading the book..god delusion.


  2. nothing against you noolo, you should consider reading the book Shawn links.


  3. This is an excellent sermon! WOW! If you have not listened to it, dear reader, please do.

    Thank you Shawn for the link.


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