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King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus | [Timothy Keller]

King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus

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 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 a closer connection 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

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    Amazon Customer Texas 04-17-11
    Amazon Customer Texas 04-17-11
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    "Narrator voice -- not quite Tim Keller"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    M Rodgers 12-16-11
    M Rodgers 12-16-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Jesus for Real People"

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Stockton, CA, United States 02-18-12
    Jim Stockton, CA, United States 02-18-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Amazing - inspiring - life changing"
    What made the experience of listening to King's Cross the most enjoyable?

    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!!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Fishers, IN, United States 11-06-12
    Jeff Fishers, IN, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Masterwork"
    What made the experience of listening to King's Cross the most enjoyable?

    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.


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    bONNY United States 05-03-12
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    "Exciting things about the life of Jesus"
    If you could sum up King's Cross in three words, what would they be?

    great, exceptional supberb


    What was one of the most memorable moments of King's Cross?

    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.


    What about Lloyd James’s performance did you like?

    He was clear and concise


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lizette Beard Hendersonville, TN 10-03-12
    Lizette Beard Hendersonville, TN 10-03-12 Member Since 2014

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    "A wonderful walk through the Gospel of Christ."

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Florida 03-09-12
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    "Profound and intelligent look at the life of Jesus"
    If you could sum up King's Cross in three words, what would they be?

    Thorough, Relavant, Fresh


    What was one of the most memorable moments of King's Cross?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to the book in parts. There was much rich content to pause and chew on.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN ODOR EDMOND, OKLAHOMA United States 06-27-15
    CAROLYN ODOR EDMOND, OKLAHOMA United States 06-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "God is amazing."

    I am a nerd at heart and a believer in God and what He says so I've always enjoyed breaking into God's word. But I really can't find the words to explain the deep thought provoking effect Tim Keller's study had on me. From doubter to aged believer, all will benefit from this book about Mark.

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    ann Wake Forest, NC, US 05-27-15
    ann Wake Forest, NC, US 05-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    Life changing. I will listen to it many times to grasp the full meaning and will be buying the book soon.

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    "Excellent description of the gospel"

    The most relevant story today is the gospel. Through it we understand our condition, God's solution and hope for the future. This book is an excellent presentation of the story.

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