King's Cross By Tim Keller
Pastor’s Bookshelf - Welcome to my bookshelf! Each month I will discuss a recent book that I’ve finished. *disclaimer; I don’t always have time to sit and read physical books, but I do quite a bit of my reading through audiobooks these days.*
This month I’d like to talk about King’s Cross
By Tim Keller
*this book has also been published under an alternate title:
“Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God.”*
Tim Keller is one my absolute favorite authors and preachers. He’s incredibly intelligent, and I learn something amazing every time I pick up one of his books. Tim is the founding Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, and although he has retired – the church continues to thrive with his help. I read a review that referred to him as ”a C.S. Lewis for the 21st century” – and I think that’s an apt description. King’s Cross is actually a product of a sermon series Tim preached when he was a Pastor. He preached through the gospel of Mark, and the sermon collected and edited together comprise this amazing tale. In a tumultuous world where there are SO MANY competing beliefs – sometimes we can get lost in the weeds of theology. King’s Cross provides a crystal clear foundation on which to build our understanding of Jesus.
It is accessible to non-Christians who want to learn about who Jesus is, but as a lifelong Christian, and even as a Pastor – I learned a lot and grew closer to Jesus as a result of reading this book. Familiar stories are broken open to teach us brand new and beautiful things about God. It reminds me of a few years ago when our congregation read through the book of Luke together. There is something wonderfully comforting about reading through the primary text to find our lord and savior. I highly recommend this title.