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Making Sense of God Audiobook

Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical

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Publisher's Summary

We live in an age of skepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it's easy to wonder: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives?

In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope. Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet these needs.

Written for both the ardent believer and the skeptic, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.

©2016 Timothy Keller (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    Mikekikon CT 12-20-16
    Mikekikon CT 12-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Good for confirming existing beliefs..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Christians who want their beliefs confirmed, or those who are on the fence but are more inclined toward being convinced.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Keller again?

    Yes. I have also read The Reason for God.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think so. He sounded familiar. He has a very soothing, calm voice.


    Any additional comments?

    The moral argument comes up over and over in this book, but Keller's arguments do not really address the better thought out counter arguments. Instead, they beg the question.

    The best example of this is the final chapter of the book, where Keller basically tries to make the case that morality cannot be defended rationally on the basis of self interest.

    But wait... does that mean morality is irrational? He stops short of saying that outright, but it is what this type of argument implies.

    Actually, Keller does not really attempt to refute the rational arguments for morality. Instead, what Keller argues is the empirical case that most people will not choose to be moral when given only rational, intellectual arguments for morality. Essentially, that people are too self-interested to be self-interested(!)

    But this says nothing about the actual philosophical status of morality or the existence of God. This is just a way of saying that people are short-sighted and not generally insightful enough to grasp that morality actually is in their self interest!

    This is something that Keller and I can probably agree on. But it is not a sound argument for God or against a rational understanding of morality. It is merely an argument about human psychology and what drives people.

    It is easy to imagine that humans have developed ideas, creeds, and emotional responses that help us cooperate and behave in ways that are rational and mutually beneficial where our intellect and short-sightedness would otherwise fail us. But this does not imply that morality cannot be explained without a god.

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    Amazon Customer 10-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Book"

    A different narator would be my opinion for Keller's books my suggestions would be T.Keller, Kate Reading, Grove Gardener, William Neenam, Ralph Lister. Any of the above I think would be great!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 02-12-17
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    "Fantastic"

    I believe this book will become a classic on par with CS Lewis non-fiction works.

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    Eric 01-12-17
    Eric 01-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A well-reasoned invitation for the skeptical"

    Keller does a phenomenal job of presenting common arguments against the existence of God and skillfully picks them apart. Yet he's gracious and understanding. I'm convinced he's the CS Lewis or Francis Schaeffer our time

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    Stephen 01-03-17
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    "Actually makes sense"

    If you couldn't put into words why you believe or if you want to explain to another why they should believe--then listen to Timothy Keller make sense of what you have only been able to feel! This is like Pilgrims Progress--I will listen to this again and again! I only wish the author would have been the narrator.

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    Amazon Customer 12-24-16
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    "Keller's masterpiece"

    If you love someone who doubts the Christian faith, I highly recommend this deep and comprehensive book... for you as well as for the ones you love.

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    Mikey72 Highland Mills, NY USA 09-23-16
    Mikey72 Highland Mills, NY USA 09-23-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Why doesn't Pastor Keller narrate his books?"

    I wish Pastor Keller narrated his books. There is something about when an author reads his own work in a book like this. His passion and conviction come through and hold your attention. Timothy Keller is one of the best preachers I have ever heard. It pains me to hear his words competently read, rather than convincingly preached. He narrated The Prodigal God and The Reason for God and I have listened to each multiple times and gained new insights each time. I have bought all his audio books and, despite excellent content, they require many prayers to stay focused on what's being said and get through them even once. The narrators are fine. But they are READING. This book is fine and challenges atheism powerfully. But these words need to be proclaimed or preached. Please, Pastor Keller, narrate your books!

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    scribe13 01-28-17
    scribe13 01-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Makes Sense"

    Informative on so many levels. This book makes you think. If you are interested in apologetics, or to understand what Christianity is all about, this is the book for you.

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    Alex K. Koo 12-13-16
    Alex K. Koo 12-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The most important book for this generation "

    This timely book gives needed insight into the narratives of secular culture and how the Gospel speaks the final word. A needed read for anybody with hopes to have meaningful conversation with our secular culture.

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    lynwood 10-12-16
    lynwood 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "horribly boring. the author is more concerned with"

    the author is more concerned with his overuse of large, intellectual words than the subject. extremely boring.

    1 of 28 people found this review helpful

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