New York Times best-selling author and nationally renowned minister Timothy Keller unlocks new insights into the life of Jesus Christ.
King's Cross is Timothy Keller's revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. There have been many biographies of Jesus, but few will be as anticipated as this one by Keller, the man Newsweek calls "a C. S. Lewis for the 21st century".
In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. Like Keller's other books, it has tremendous crossover appeal, but it is also ideal for the faithful, those who are looking for closer connections to Jesus and Christianity.
Please note: This book has also been published under the alternate title Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God.
©2011 Timothy Keller (P)2011 Penguin
When I read most Christian Books, it feels more like an overt sales pitch - the author is trying to convert me to his or her way of thinking, but the funny thing is that most Christian authors also communicate in such a way that if you don't already share their presuppositions it is difficult to thoughtfully consider what they are saying.
Timothy Keller is an author for "everyman" (and woman). He writes in an engaging style that invited me to consider what he is saying in a language that normal people speak. He presents a Jesus for real people.
The book, "King's Cross," is excellent for a compelling overview of amazing treasures that are often overlooked in the Biblical book of Mark. A particularly relevant resource as we are approaching Easter 2011.
I am used to the author's voice through audio files of his sermons. So I had to adjust to hearing Lloyd James' voice and rhythm of narration. Once I focused on the work itself rather than the sound of the narration, I found Mr. James' version to be fine -- just not what I expected at first listen.
A great resource -- just don't expect Tim Keller's voice.
I have listening to it multiple times, I am suggesting it to all my friends, it is a must if you love Jesus - thank you Mr. Keller, once again, thank you!!
Keller brings depth, richness, and insight to Mark's Gospel. He has a gift of simply and powerfully communicating incredibly deep philosophical/spiritual/theological ideas. I will listen to this audio book again, it's that good.
great, exceptional supberb
this is the first audible book that I have listened too. It was great to listen to it as I drove, or as I cooked dinner or as I well you get the picture. I used the book mark feature on the kindle fire several times to be able to go back to the spot that was inspiring.
He was clear and concise
Simple, clear, and compelling. Keller takes us to Jesus and holds us close enough that we can't help but be in awe once again of the power of the Gospel.
Thorough, Relavant, Fresh
The description of the girl following an invisible thread leading her on a scarry journey. I powerful picture of what it is like following the king. We don't know where he is leading us, but we know it will get us home.
I listened to the book in parts. There was much rich content to pause and chew on.
When I gave the hard copy of this book to a deep-thinking teacher, he was very encouraged. He said he wanted to read it again to get more out of it.
What would happen if you had a presentation of the Gospel that is as faithful to the first century context as N.T. Wright without capitulating in its application to 21st century priorities and perspective? That would be as faithful to the Biblical understanding of the cross as John Piper without falling into medieval categories and slavery to reformed tradition?
This is the book.
This book is one I shall recommend, without reservation, to those I know. The clarity of the teaching is stellar. I will re-listen and re-listen to this one!
Timothy Keller is just as unique on paper as he is behind the podium. He never fails to discover and share a new perspective that always resonates because of his gift for sifting through oftentimes difficult texts and getting down to the real meaning for "regular folks". I highly recommend this excellent book which helped me see more of where Mark was coming from than ever before.
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