The Reason for God
I just finished Timothy Keller’s book, The Reason for God. It was amazing! I give it a 5 out of 5. I would compare it to a modern day Mere Christianity. In the first half of the book, Keller addresses the most dominant reasons people currently have for not believing in God and explains why they don’t add up. Then, in the second half he gives different reasons why believing in God makes the most sense logically. Too often, people think you must choose faith over logic/reason if you want to believe in God. Keller explains how absurd this notion really is. Faith is involved in atheism and religion alike. This is a well articulated book that explains the Biblical view of Jesus and challenges people to not only doubt, but to push through the doubt and find the truth at the end of it.
“A faith without some doubts is like a human body without any antibodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic. A person’s faith can collapse almost overnight if she has failed over the years to listen patiently to her own doubts, which should only be discarded after long reflection.”
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