Monday, August 15, 2016

Shaped by the Gospel by Timothy Keller

Pastor Timothy Keller tackles some misconceptions about being a Gospel-centered church/minister and the disconnect with saying it and actually living it out in the church setting.

He spends some time unpacking what the Gospel of Jesus is and what Christians have claimed it to be and the differences as he sees it.

This was a very enjoyable read. I like how Keller can unpack an idea and then builds upon it in an articulate manner.

What I didn't enjoy was the alternative essays as a kind of response to what Keller had written. Then Keller responds to those essays.

I get that you provide alternate approaches and that may help flesh out your own understandings, but I was simply interested in reading Keller's thoughts. (Call me biased)

Enjoyable read that helped me solidify an understanding of what the Gospel ultimately is and what it actually isn't and how to flesh that out in ministry life.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.

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