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Timothy Keller focuses on Jesus' best-known parable - the prodigal son - as a paradigm for the central messages of Christianity: grace, hope and salvation.

In The Prodigal God, New York pastor Timothy Keller uses the story of the prodigal son to shine a light on the beautiful central message of Jesus: the gospel of grace, hope and salvation.

Keller argues that the parable of the prodigal son, while Jesus' best-known parable, is also his least understood. He introduces the listener to all the characters in this timeless story, showing that it concerns not just a wayward son but also a judgmental older brother and, most importantly, a loving father.

In this challenging and inspiring book, Timothy Keller invites both faithful believers and curious outsiders to come to a new and totally life-changing understanding of the central message of the Christian faith.

©2008 Timothy Keller (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

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Wow

I've heard many explanations of the Prodigal Son ... Keller has opened my eyes to a new way of seeing the story and of engaging with God and life.

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Such deep Revelation

ps keller again has brought the spiritual insight of scriptures in an easy and practical way to the common listener. love the truths, grace and application that this book adds to my life. hope it will do the same and more to others. thanks for your faithful commitment to christ that has allowed you to see and express God is a loving and graceful way to others, including me.

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In-depth...fantastic

A fantastic explanation and exploration into a well known parable.
The words of the parable came alive as Tim read it and explained the meaning and context... wow

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An interesting view on a well known story.

Many people know the story of the prodigal son, but this books goes into greater depth and also analyses the side of the son who stayed which is often rarely spoken of. A great listen.

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Great perspective

A refreshing view of the classic Prodigal Son parable which will challenge your ideas of Christianity.
Loved the book.

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  • 24-02-2021

Good truth

life changing for someone 40+ years a follower of Jesus. I always want to be more like Him. This book give some good handles to truth. Thank you

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  • 08-02-2020

Startling new insights of an age old story

This story will have you see yourself and others around you through a critically compassionate lens. It presents the truth of salvation to the individual and the collective, but only after clarifying the roles we play in this Biblical drama. Having denied ourselves the feast we so desperately need, God pursues us with an open invitation.

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  • 11-05-2017

For all believers and non-believers

Excellent book, completely beyond the normal view of this story. Loved it. Highly recommend it for elder and younger siblings alike.

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  • 10-12-2020

Life Changing!

This book is definitely for you, whether you are just looking into Christianity or you've been in church your whole life. I first read it a few years ago when it was published and it had a profound impact on me. It was wonderful to hear again of our true elder brother.

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