Tim Keller’s Invitation to the Skeptical

Andrew Wilson | September 21, 2016


There’s something rather odd about reviewing a Tim Keller book on behalf of the organization he co-founded. Praise it and you risk appearing obsequious; criticize it and you risk appearing rude. The measured option, in principle, should be to provide a balanced appraisal that combines credit and critique in roughly similar measure. But as I was reading Keller’s latest book, Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical [20 quotes | interview], I realized I had to bite the bullet, and run the risk of seeming obsequious.

Not only is this book classic Keller, it’s also superb, timely, insightful, and much-needed.

Familiar Feel 

Making Sense of God is essentially a book of pre-evangelism, with bits of evangelism peeking through every now and then. Introducing it, Keller explains that for many, his The Reason for God didn’t go back far enough—it assumed Christianity was worth engaging rather than being dismissed as irrelevant, superstitious, superfluous nonsense—and therefore a subsequent work explaining why Christianity should even be considered in the first place was required.

Keller explains that for many, The Reason for God didn’t go back far enough—it assumed Christianity was worth engaging—and therefore a subsequent work explaining why Christianity should even be considered in…


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