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Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questionsby Timothy Keller
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In The Prodigal God, readers discovered the lavish love of God encountered by the Prodigal Son. In Encounters With Jesus, New York Times bestselling author and renowned pastor Timothy Keller explores Jesus answers to lifes biggest questions by showing what happened to those who met Jesus personally.
What is my purpose in life? Who am I meant to be? How can I live a successful life? Why is there so much wrong with our world today? Am I part of the problem? What can I do to help change that? These are the big, seemingly unanswerable questions that everyone must ask and then answer in life.
Those who offer answers to these questions normally invite people to get dumber”—to distract themselves, convince themselves of something they dont really believe, or blame others. Yet as Timothy Keller shows us in this groundbreaking book, Jesus invites people to get smarter”—to thoughtfully explore the deep reality of Gods purposes for us and for the world.
Jesus changed the lives of nearly every person he met in the Gospels. These were powerful experiences that can have a profound effect on us today and help explain not only different aspects of Christianity, but the deep questions of life itself. Timothy Keller highlights ten of these encounters, including his meeting a skeptical student, a religious insider, an outcast, even Satan himself, and proves how invaluable the lessons from these encounters are for contemporary readers.
New York Timesbestselling author Timothy Keller explores how people are changed by meeting Jesus personally—and how we can be changed encountering him today.
The people who met Jesus Christ in person faced the same big life questions we face today. Like most of us, the answers handed down to them didnt seem to work in the real world. But when they met Jesus, things started to change immediately for them. It seems he not only had the answers — he was the answer. In Encounters with Jesus, Timothy Keller shows how the central events and meetings in Jesus life can change our own lives forever.
In Encounters With Jesus, New York Times bestselling author and renowned pastor Timothy Keller shows how people were changed when they met Jesus personally—and how we can be changed today through our own encounter with him.
What is my purpose in life? What is a good life? Why is there so much wrong with our world? What can I do to help make it right? These are some of the big questions that everyone must answer. And any lasting change in our lives will start with a change to one or more of our answers to these questions.
Jesus changed the life of every person he met in the Gospels, through powerful experiences and words that led them to unexpected and transforming answers to their big questions. These conversations can still address our questions and doubts today. Originally published as an eSeries, Encounters with Jesus focuses on several of these meetings — including with a skeptical student, a religious insider, an outcast, even Jesus mother — and shows how the central events in Jesus life provide ways for us to encounter him again or for the first time.
About the Author
Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Some Assembly Required, Grace (Eventually), Plan B, Traveling Mercies, and Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds, Rosie and Crooked Little Heart. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.
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