This is the first book I've read of Timothy Keller's; I'm hooked! This is one of the best books I have ever read in years. Like most people, I have read the story of the prodigal son numerous times but have never looked at it the way this book encouraged me to. It's an easy read; won't take more than a day. I liked it so much, I'm ordering two more of his books. I love the way he writes and his thought process. Highly recommended book and writer!
it is a great reminder of the truth of the parable of the prodigal son. i have a fuller understanding of this parable because of the explanation of Prodigal and its application to the father. i have loaned my copy out several times and bought numerous copies and given them away
This book has been called 1 of the 40 best Christian books to read in a lifetime. Keller's methodical and fascinating writing on the last part of the 3-part parable of Luke 15 gets an A+ in my mind and heart. Knowing that the father in the story had TWO lost sons it is easier to see ourselves in this story. I have taught this 3 times to groups and am embarking on a summarized few lessons to go through it. By all means acquire the 35-minute teaching DVD that goes along with the book. You will hit a home run reading this book or sharing it with others.
With the purchase of 12 books for a leadership team I oversee, I am on my 4th time through this simple but amazing book. "God's amazing, unearned, unmerited grace" is a concept that is given new understanding and new life in Keller's short expose of the Biblical account of the "Prodigal Son," which Keller more aptly explains is a tale of two sons. A must read for both students of the Bible and those looking into the faith.