The Prodigal God

The Prodigal God

Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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"Newsweek called New York times bestselling author Timothy Keller a 'C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century' in a feature on his first book, The reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The prodigal God>, he uses one of the best known Christian parables to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Penguin Audio, 2008.
ISBN: 9781440644443
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Contents: Introduction
The parable
The people around Jesus : "all gathering around to hear Him"
Two kinds of people
Why people like Jesus but not the church
The two lost sons : "there was a man who had two sons"
The lost younger brother
The younger brother's plan
The lost elder brother
Redefining sin : "all these years I've been slaving for you"
Two ways to find happiness
Two lost sons
A deeper understanding of sin
Both wrong, both loved
Redefining lostness : "the older brother became angry and refused to go in"
Anger and superiority
Slavishness and emptiness
Who needs to know this?
The true elder brother : "my son, everything I have is yours"
What we need
Who we need
Redefining hope : "He set off for a far country"
Our longing for home
The difficulty of return
The feast at the end of history
The feast of the father : "he heard music and dancing"
Salvation is experiential
Salvation is material
Salvation is individual
Salvation is communal
Babette's feast.
Summary: "Newsweek called New York times bestselling author Timothy Keller a 'C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century' in a feature on his first book, The reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The prodigal God>, he uses one of the best known Christian parables to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation."--Publisher's description.

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