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Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Monday, December 15, 2014

My Favourite Christian book in 2014

This would have to be Tim Keller's "Prodigal God".

In 2014 I've been very privileged to be able to read some excellent Christian books, as well as some that were not so good and one, I think, that was frankly dreadful.

Why choose Prodigal God as my favourite?

It's not just because Tim Keller lives in New York, likes jazz and is one of the Gospel Coalition Leaders. (I didn't like his book on Judges very much)

It's because, just when you thought it would be impossible to say something new and fresh on the parable of the prodigal son, Keller arrives with a view so full of grace and Christ and the gospel that it became immediately my favourite book to give to any Christian who hasn't read it, especially if they might not have quite grasped the gospel.

And it did me good. And I think that each time I read it with someone it will do me more good. It's that good.

1 comment:

Emmanuel said...

I totally agree with you. This is a great book. I need to read it again. But I was disappointed by the reaction of those I lent it to. They didn't share my enthusiasm. So beware, you may find that people don't react the way you hope they will when they read Prodigal God.