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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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    "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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    christine b.welty 04-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A well thought out presentation"

    An articulate and evidence supported treatise on making sense of God. Deep and Brilliant and gripping.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    poehouse 03-21-17
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    "Clarity"

    After Reading "Reason for God", many questions still remained. I feel this book more accurately meets the underlying question skeptics and those struggling to grasp there faith have. Keller addresses concerns that I hear in my personal community and in culture today. I plan to read again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Martin Shackelford 03-28-17
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    "Loved it!"

    Such a positive and earnest appeal to search out and try to comprehend the veracity of the Christian claims in Christ, for who God is and where we fit in life, the universe, and everything.

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    Natalie 03-20-17
    Natalie 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "life changing"

    This staggering shift in the "argument for God" is as much for lifetime believers as it must be for lifetime non-believers. It spoke to my intellect, emotion and the historical narrative some of us have adopted that is contrary to the truth we witness and experience in our lives - chiefly, the lies we tell ourselves to cover for unchallenged beliefs instead of putting those beliefs to the test, though our very lives may depend on them.

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    Duane Coller CA 03-17-17
    Duane Coller CA 03-17-17 Member Since 2011

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    "respectful, reasonable and compelling"

    highly engaging, educational. and helpful for understanding oneself and our complicated world. a great listen or read!

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    baritonedad 03-06-17
    baritonedad 03-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "An excellent answer to Skeptics"

    A thorough examination of skeptics/atheists arguments showing us to a thoughtful and logical belief in the existence of God.

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    Hana B. 02-23-17
    Hana B. 02-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this!

    Great material. The narrator's voice was nice too, even though it's not the author.

    Would recommend to christians and non-christians alike.

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    Peter 02-12-17
    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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