This book presents a presuppositional apologetic in what is probably the most week organized yet understandable explanation I've ever read. I can't recommend it highly enough. And Tim Keller as the reader is a huge bonus. He's an excellent speaker and his reading adds to the book's easy to digest nature.
I also recommend you supplement this audiobook with the unabridged print book in order to gain additional in-depth explanation of some of the answers to tough questions skeptics ask about Christianity.
Keller is intelligent, critical, and well-researched in his arguments for the Christian God. His argument for religion is not self-righteous, but he does not concede any of the Christian moral values.
This book is a thoughtful essay. It was well written because it was carefully thought! I appreciate it when a thoughtful man is able to articulate what I think but am unable to find the words to express.
This book is excellent. Exactly what I needed to read right now.
If you are a nonbeliever with questions or issues with Christianity, then I recommend this. Keller (one of my heroes) gives clear and logical attention to seven common questions non-Christians have about God, the Bible, and faith. If you are a believer and have never taken a moment to examine your faith and address your questions and doubts or if you have struggled to talk about hard theological questions with nonbelievers, I also recommend this to you. It's important to have faith grounded in truth and not in tradition or comfort.
For me personally, Keller's explanation of the Gospel and why Jesus had to die was life-giving and powerful to my long-standing faith. I find myself mulling over some of these words and ideas in my day-to-day life of mothering and writing. He reminds us that the Gospel is valuable and necessary and powerful for even the most mundane tasks as well as in the great heroic actions. It is applicable in the here and now as well as in eternity. But he uses crisp intellectual and philosophical explanations that cut through a lot of the emotionalism that accompanies many books on faith.
Keller reads his own book with simple, clear narration that is not overly performed but still draws you into the content and leaves you wanting more. I highly recommend this audiobook.
I really like the way it compared faith of Christians and everyone. We truly all believe in and submit to some set of values. Our responsibility as people is to search out the truth without prejudice.
I started reading this, but it was so full of deep ideas, I got bogged down. Listening to it read by the author made this much easier to understand. I will listen again because it is so full of truths.
Whether you are wrestling with "Is there a God?" or wrestling with doubts about God or your faith you will love this book! Pastor Tim is thorough in his treatment of God from a philosophical, theological and an unbeliever perspective. He is respectful of all beliefs but has confidence in that the Christian God in Jesus is a unique life journey that encompasses all others. I highly recommend this book for all readers.