Book of the Year 2009

You have to get your hands on “the Prodigal God” by Tim Keller. If you read any book this year may it be this one.
I think many will agree with me that the Cross-centred Life by CJ Mahaney took the win last year (make sure you get ur hands on that if you can!) but I want to strongly recommend this book to all Christians reading this who want an understanding of what it means to be a child of God and wake up and realize how great our God really is.
Tim Keller is Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York which has about 4000 members. His book the Prodigal God is based on the parable of the Prodigal Son which Keller corrects as at the “Prodigal Sons”. He explains the true meaning of this parable, helping us to understand that the modern day Church is filled with both younger and older sons, and that our God – the Prodigal God – is reckless and  not ashamed to receive both the former and the latter into His kingdom and His glory (with arms wide open), regardless of their waywardness and selfish sin. For both the faithful Church-goers, and those seeking God, this book will convict you, change you, refresh you and help you to appreciate how wonderful and amazing our mighty God is.

Now I know many of you don’t read. PLEASE may I encourage you to READ more! Not only does reading Christian books supplement your bible knowledge but they are helpful in inspiring you and growing you in your pursuit of holiness.  This is a short book – approx 130 pages. I finished it in a 1.5hr sitting (on a plane). I really think it’s manageable for all those who are too lazy (which you should repent of), those who don’t have the time (we all really have time to read..) and those who may even just struggle with focusing with words on a page (not every book has pictures!).

5 stars. Go buy it now! (or ask myself or Ping to borrow)

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