The Reason for God

The Reason for God Summary

A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek).

Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

Book Reviews

Big Daddy Mas

A Strong Guide to Christianity5 star

An excellent book that makes the case for God and the logic and truth of becoming and being Christian. It has motivated us to hold a class at our church. It will challenge the believer and non believer.55


Great book5 star

This is without a doubt the best Christian book that I have read in years. He explains better than most the truth of the Gospel.55

Jay Sourbeer

Must-read for those interested in the intellectual arguments for and against Christianity.5 star

Timothy Keller’s book is an easily accessible, convincing presentation of the intellectual arguments for faith. The author aptly reasons through dense philosophical and theological concepts such as sin, miracles, the triune God, and hell in easy-to-understand language, while acknowledging the purely auxiliary nature of his intellectual points to the central truths of the Gospel. Highly recommended.55


MUST READ!!!!!5 star

Probably the best book I've read thus far!55


Great read!5 star

As a believer who often encounters some of the same questions, this book has given me some valuable insight. I always tried to explain some of the same points but failed miserably. His explanations are on-point and I can now answer questions with far more confidence when encountering a curious atheist. This is not meant to be proof for God as some people below suggested, but rather it is to provide better insight on the real meaning of Christianity and makes a very well thought out case in response to all the doubts and accusations Christians are faced with.55


Same old thing1 star

If you've read anything about the debate of theism, this is nothing new. Definitely not worth the price. Borrow from the library instead. Again, "that which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence"15


Logical Gymnastics3 star

I am trying to continue with this book past the first chapter, but the author is repeatedly drawing conclusions based on premises so malleable that they contain an almost infinite number of potential meanings, resulting in conclusions of limited usefulness. Readers who have honed their critical thinking skills will find that following the author's arguments from premises to conclusion can be a frustrating and often invalid process.35


Great read!5 star

I found this book to be very insightful. I like the different takes to common issues.55


Same as always2 star

Mr. Keller is a very good writer, and on that note, I give this book 5 stars. However, this book is meant to answer the big questions about god, and it fails miserably. He does actually acknowledge the questions, but then he just makes very well thought out excuses.25


Amazing book5 star

Pastor Tim Keller tells an amazing story of hope through Jesus to even the most skeptical person. Please read this book. It will change your life, give you hope, and purpose.55

Other Books by Timothy Keller

The Meaning of Marriage


The Meaning of Marriage
4.5     330
The Prodigal God


The Prodigal God
4.5     299

   Users Online