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It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why would we look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller, pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need.

In Generous Justice, he explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. This book offers listeners a new understanding of modern justice and human rights that will resonate with both the faithful and the skeptical.

©2010 Timothy Keller (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"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)

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  • Catherine
  • Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
  • 02-09-12

A Solid Keller

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Generous Justice addresses God's injunction to care for the poor and oppressed by showing ties between those mandates and the Biblical concept of justice. If you are already familiar with Keller's work, you will recognize the theme and appreciate the references that flesh out his ideas as they are presented in this work. As to performance, I prefer when Keller presents his own material. This reading was lackluster and I found myself distracted often while listening. Still, it's a worthy listen.

What other book might you compare Generous Justice to and why?

This book lacks the earth shattering power of The Prodigal God but in its own quiet way, it addresses pure religion and redefines the meaning of what it is to be just.

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A Thinker.

As with most books of this genre, your thinking is taken to another level. For those of us who are "seekers", books by Timothy Keller are always introspective. Generous Justice makes a point of ensuring that the reader understand that service to others is an important part of living God's plan. I found myself "going back 30 seconds" many times to grasp a concept that was important to me.

The bad part about this audible book is that the narrator, Tom Parks, speaks entirely too fast. Maybe it is just me....but, I like to think about the words being spoken and he went too fast to enable me to properly do so.

All in all - Yes .... this book is worth the time and will enable you to understand why serving others is an important part of serving God.

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Voice choice bad

Would you listen to Generous Justice again? Why?

The book itself is great. The Audible product not so great.No, I wouldn't listen again. Reader is not the best choice. Voice drops at the end of phrases, and it takes concentration to stay with him.

How could the performance have been better?

Better reader: More resonance and sustains through through a phrase. His voice drops at the end of phrases is distracting and makes comprehension more difficult for listener.

Any additional comments?

Audible chapter numbers don't match print book. They are two chapters ahead. In other words: Audible's chapter 4 is chapter 2 in the print.

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Biblical basis for social justice.

An excellent presentation of the Biblical basis for social justice by a minister who lived it out personally.

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Great book

This book takes a different look at Christianity. really makes you think about how we look at the poor, widows, and different races.

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  • DESELLE
  • REDFORD, MI, United States
  • 02-11-16

everyone should hear this or read it

America has lost it way. We have step to fare form God. This book help to show that justice is not something to just talk about, its part of Gods plan. It is part of what made this country almost great. But it will
never be great until we turn back to God and mean it when we say JUSTICE FOR ALL. And this book show that justice is a God thing.

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Most persuasive and biblically accurate book on property and God I've ever read.

Keller provides a very compelling and convicting perspective on the sources of poverty and our responsibility to address these issues as Christians. Had to put the book down at different parts because I was not ready to hear some of his perspectives. Must read for anyone in the social work or social services field. And I think every Christian in the world should read this.


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Thought-provoking and much needed this day in American Christianity

Tim Keller hits another home run. In this well-reasoned, well-researched book, he points out how American Christians are woefully inadequate in seeking justice.

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Excellent and thorough view of justice

Keller makes a strong argument for the role of the church in justice programs and outreach. And most importantly does so on the foundation of scripture.

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Compelling

Would you listen to Generous Justice again? Why?

Generous Justice is simultaneously convicting and liberating. It is a brilliant presentation of age old truths packaged for the modern reader.