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King's Cross by Timothy J. Keller
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Aug 09, 2011

really liked it
Recommended for: everyone, believers and skeptics alike
Read from August 08 to 24, 2011

King's Cross is a series of reflections on the life of Jesus based on the Gospel of Mark. In fact, the book is really a re-working of some of Keller's sermons on Mark over the years at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. It's broken down into two main sections reflecting the organization of Mark's Gospel. Part One: "The King" attempts to give the reader an understanding of who Jesus is. This is seen in Jesus' teaching, but also in his interactions with people, his answering of critics, as well as his miracles. Part Two: "The Cross" tells the story of what Jesus came to do. Namely, he came to die. And through his death, Keller argues, the deepest issues of the world find their meaning and resolution.

Keller's great strength is in his unique ability to address the believer and the skeptic at the same time. He does this again, arguing that the story of the world finds its meaning in the story of Jesus Christ.

I only wish this book came out before I preached through the Gospel of Mark at my church. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to reflect and meditate on the life of Jesus, or is just curious about the significance of Jesus' life.

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