Bestselling author and beloved pastor Timothy Keller engages the most challenging question of our time.
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering answers one of life's most troubling questions: why do bad things happen? The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a comprehensive pastoral treatment from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years. It's time for a new, contemporary examination of this issue uniquely suited to our context and struggles.
Tim Keller, a pastor known for unique and biblically based insights is eminently qualified to address these issues. He is thoughtful, well studied, and lives in the midst of human struggle everyday as the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue.
New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Kellerwhose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readersexplores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and suffering?
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a major book from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years.
The two classics in this area are When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, which was published more than thirty years ago, and C. S. Lewiss The Problem of Pain, published more than seventy years ago. The great secular book on the subject, Elisabeth Ku¨bler-Rosss On Death and Dying, was first published in 1969. Its time for a new understanding and perspective, and who better to tackle this complex subject than Timothy Keller?
As the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Timothy Keller is known for the unique insights he shares, and his series of books has guided countless readers in their spiritual journeys. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue.
From the Hardcover edition.
TIMOTHY KELLER was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start nearly two hundred churches around the world. Also the author of Every Good Endeavor, The Meaning of Marriage, Jesus the King, Generous Justice, Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God, The Reason for God, and the Encounters with Jesus eSeries, Timothy Keller lives in New York City with his family.
Praise for Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
"It has something for everyonesomething for the agnostic (Keller makes a strong argument that there are no true atheists); something for the philosopher (although he invites the wounded reader to skip that section); and something for the believer being beckoned into the inner sanctum of sharing in the fellowship of Christs sufferings (a place no one naturally wants to go)." - The Gospel Coalition
"It is a resource that takes a multidimensional approach to suffering - tackling the internal and external realities - and takes us deep theologically and practically." - Vertical Living Ministries
"A luminous and ultimately hopeful examination of the many aspects of suffering." - Booklist
Praise for Timothy Keller and his other books
"Tim Keller's ministry in New York City is leading a generation of seekers and skeptics toward belief in God. I thank God for him." Billy Graham
"Unlike most suburban megachurches, much of Redeemer is remarkably traditional. What is not traditional is Dr. Kellers skill in speaking the language of his urbane audience…Observing Dr. Kellers professorial pose on stage, it is easy to understand his appeal." The New York Times
"Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians." Christianity Today
"With intellectual, brimstone-free sermons that manage to cite Woody Allen alongside Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Keller draws some 5,000 young followers every Sunday. Church leaders see him as a model of how to evangelize urban centers across the country, and Keller has helped plant 50 gospel-based Christian churches around New York plus another 50 from San Francisco to London." New York Magazine
"This is the book I give to all my friends who are serious spiritual seekers or skeptics." Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, on The Reason for God
"Keller mines material from literary classics, philosophy, anthropology and a multitude of other disciplines to make an intellectually compelling case for God. Written for skeptics and the believers who love them, the book draws on the author's encounters as founding pastor of New York's booming Redeemer Presbyterian Church…[The Reason for God] should serve both as testimony to the author's encyclopedic learning and as a compelling overview of the current debate on faith for those who doubt and for those who want to reevaluate what they believe, and why." Publishers Weekly on The Reason for God
"World has briefly reviewed about 200 books over the past year. Many stand out, but one in particular is likely to change many lives and ways of thinking. Worlds Book of the Year is Tim Kellers The Reason for God." Marvin Olasky on The Reason for God
"Its a great resource to equip you to speak with your secular friends; to show them why the Christian understanding of marriage is not only a tremendous blessing, its the only one that works." ChristianPost.com on The Meaning of Marriage
"The Meaning of Marriage is incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted. While the book is filled with expertly selected biblical verses, nonreligious readers willing to try on these observations may find answers not only to the meaning of marriage but to that even bigger questionthe meaning of life itself." The Washington Times on The Meaning of Marriage
"Theologically rich and philosophically informed, yet accessible and filled with practical wisdom." Comment Magazine on Every Good Endeavor
"This book is for us all and through its reading it can change and reshape your entire outlook on your life." Sarah Macintosh on Every Good Endeavor