Monday, November 30, 2009

The Prodigal God

After sitting on my self for about a year, I finally read Tim Keller's The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith. Though I'm not fond of the title (because its subject to misunderstanding), this is a good book. Here are a few thoughts:

1. This book is an exposition Jesus' parable commonly known as "The Prodigal Son" in Luke 15. Keller does a fantastic job opening up this parable to show its true meaning. I now have a more robust understanding of this parable. I'm thankful for Keller's careful and vibrant exposition.

2. This book is a helpful gospel presentation. Keller opens up the beauty of what Christ has done from Luke 15.

3. This book does a fantastic job exposing the legalism of the elder brother. Legalism is one of the most serious problems in the church today. Read this book and find yourself loathing your own self-righteousness.

1 comment:

BoldLion said...

LIke you, I am not that crazy about the title of the book. I thought it is a very odd title since God can't be a Prodigal like we can be.

Luke 15 is one of my favorite. I love about Prodigal Son and can relate to that. I always do find comfort about this one.

I got to read this book.

Hungry to eat His Word,
'Guerite ~ BoldLion