Book: Keller, Timothy. Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions. Reprint edition. Penguin Books, 2013.
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Path: Keller has given us a unique book which is both apologetical and devotional.
Keller takes a chapter to explain the interactions of various individuals with Jesus and how they can challenge us. Those individuals are: Nathanael the skeptic, the Insider – Nicodemus and the Outcast – the Samaritan woman, Mary and Martha the Grieving Sisters, the disciples and town at the wedding party, Mary Magdalene, Satan and his temptations, Jesus at his Ascension, Jesus in the Garden, and Mary after the Angel’s revelation.
Keller explains the interactions in an interesting and enlightening way, and then applies them to skeptics, seekers, and mature believers.
Favorite Quote: “Jesus not only died the death we should have died in order to take the law’s curse for us, he also lived the great life of love and fidelity we should have lived in order to earn God’s blessing for us.“
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it to someone who:
- Is skeptical about Jesus
- Is seeking to know more about Jesus
- Is seeking to love Jesus more