The Reason for God: Conversations on Faith and Life
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This six-session small group Bible study, The Reason for God, captures live and unscripted conversations with a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity.
In his New York Times bestselling book The Reason for God, Timothy Keller established himself as a modern-day C. S. Lewis who brings together faith and intellect, theology and popular culture, modern-day objections and historic Christian beliefs.
Now fans of the book will find resources to help them engage with those same objections, drawing on recent scholarship and debates. The Reason for God small group Bible study can be used individually, with groups, or by any believer who is engaging with friends who don’t share his or her beliefs.
Christians will be challenged to wrestle with their friends and neighbors’ hardest questions, and to engage those questions in ways that will spark an honest, enriching, and humbling dialogue, as is modeled during the sessions.
The Reason for God DVD is designed to help small groups and individuals dig deeper into objections of the Christian faith and to learn about both sides of the issues.
1. Isn’t the Bible a Myth?
2. How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God?
3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life?
4. Why Does God Allow Suffering?
5. Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice?
6. How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time?
From the Back Cover
This DVD will help you think about and engage others in dialogue on six common objections to Christianity. [Session Titles] *Discussion 1. Isn't the Bible a Myth? Hasn't Science Disproved Christianity? *Discussion 2. How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God? What About Other Religions? *Discussion 3. What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life? Why Are There So Many Rules? *Discussion 4. Why Does God Allow Suffering? Why Is There So Much Evil in the World? *Discussion 5. Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice? Why Are Christians Such Hypocrites? *Discussion 6. How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time? How Can God Send Good People to Hell?
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I think the premise for the DVD is a good one - create an environment where non-believers and skeptics can safely ask questions. That was done very well here. My problem with the DVD however, is that 95% of time on the DVD was given to the objections to Christianity and as a sort of "postlude" then Keller would offer a very brief explanation of the Christian belief. What he said was true, but I would have really liked to have heard more complete explanations. Keller is very good at engaging the non-believer but I kind of felt short changed. If you are really looking for a way to know more about why Christianity makes sense or you are someone who seeks to understand why Christianity works, buy the book.
believers shows grace and caring like few DVD's can do. This series really prepares the believer for
tough questions and may cause the unbeliever to re-think their position. Very well done.
gave our study group a great deal to discuss. I showed the 1st sessions one night
and word got around so that the 2nd night the audience doubled!
Dr. Keller is socially conservative and articulates "middle-of-the-road
orthodoxy". But he does not force his thoughts down the throats of agnostics and atheists
in the group. If you want to hear 21st century opinions about the Christian faith and cultural beliefs,
this presentation is clear and thought-provoking.