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    The Reason for God: Conversations on Faith and Life (DVD and Discussion Guide)

    Captured live and unscripted, pastor and author Timothy Keller meets with a group of people over six sessions to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, real-life experiences, and the Bible, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity. This DVD (and discussion guide) will help you think about and engage others in dialogue on six common objections to Christianity. The Six 20 minute sessions are:

    1: - Isn’t the Bible a Myth? - Hasn’t Science Disproved Christianity? 2: - How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God? - What About Other Religions? 3: - What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life? - Why Are There So Many Rules? 4: - Why Does God Allow Suffering? - Why Is There So Much Evil in the World? 5: - Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice? - Why Are Christians Such Hypocrites? 6: - How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time? - How Can God Send Good People to Hell?

    I am going through this DVD and discussion guide with my teenage children and have to say I am very much impressed with it. It is not an indepth biblical study, but it is not meant to be. It is a very helpful starting point to help non-Christians have a safe place to have their main questions answered about the Christian faith and its claims. That is so very helpful. I can see many churches, home groups and individuals using this as an evangelistic tool. My children and I are very much enjoying it (we are half way through). They are already Christians but in their case, the series is providing excellent material for them to help them defend their faith. The series therefore has a double function as both an evangelistic and apologetics resource. I would very much recommend the DVD series and discussion guide. They are now at available at a great discount here at monergism books. - JS

    Posted by John Samson on November 5, 2010 10:00 AM


    Our home group went through this a month ago. My wife and I were not overly impressed by the study. It was not as much of a "Reformed" response as I thought it ought to be seeing that Keller involves himself in Reformed circles. By no means did it press the antithesis between the Christian worldview and Atheism, and the study guide left many of the questions open for interpretation. He did offer "suggestions" but with no real explanation. He does quote a number of Reformed writers, but sometimes I think it simply amounts to name-dropping to "sell it" in both Reformed and non-Reformed circles.


    While I have never seen the video, I did read the book, and the reason we carry it is because, in essence, Keller uses presuppositional apologetics... gets the listeners to doubt their own presuppositions and consider which more consistently fits with the world we live in. In this sense it is quite reformed.

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