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The Prodigal God by Timothy J. Keller
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Dec 11, 2010

really liked it
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Tim Keller has really hit the nail on the head with this analysis of one of Jesus's most famous parables. Keller shows us how shallow our understanding of this parable really is by showing us that the word "prodigal" is an accurate description of the father (God) in how he responds to both sons and of both sons themselves. We typically think of only the one son as being prodigal but in the parable the father has to approach both of them (albeit in different ways). The sons are prodigal because they both take advantage of the father and the father is prodigal because he continues to provide his sons with love, compassion, and reconciliation in spite of their disregard for him. If you want to see just how prodigal God is and just how prodigal we are (and that "we" is believers and non-believers alike) then this is a very compelling and well-written place to start.

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