Books that "Confused" Timothy Keller

Posted by Bernard Rosario On 10:32 AM 1 comments



When you search Amazon’s best-selling Christian books, one of the authors who hit the list is Timothy Keller, senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York and founder of Redeemer Church Planting Center. But this post is not intended to hover on his influential books but instead on the books that influenced him.

In the Reform and Resurge Conference of 2006, Keller preached on “Doing Justice” wherein he nailed my ear to his introduction:
“When you listen and read one thinker, you become a clone. If you really spend a lot of time listening and reading two thinkers, you become confused. If you really spend a lot of time in reading and listening to about ten thinkers, you'll start to develop your own voice. And you listen and read two or three hundred thinkers, you become wise and develop your voice. However, the first couple that confused you... always stay with you.”
I became curious of the books that perhaps “confused” Keller so I contacted www.timothykeller.com asking for a list of Keller’s recommended books. I received the following entries from Tim Cox, Digital Engagement Manager of Redeemer City to City:

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The Reason for God (Keller, Timothy)


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The Meaning of Marriage (Keller, Timothy)


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The Prodigal God (Keller, Timothy)


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King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus (Keller, Timothy)

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1 Response for the "Books that "Confused" Timothy Keller"

  1. Unknown says:

    Thanks for the list!!!

    One of my fav quotes and I wondered what the full quote was as well as what "influenced" Keller, lol.

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