Prodigal God

January 31, 2012

Forgiveness is free and unconditional to the perpetrator, but it is costly to you.

Prodigal God, page 83

This quick 130-page read is a beautiful exploration of the parable of the prodigal son. We spend most of our time learning from the example of the younger brother, and of course there is a rich and beautiful story there, acceptance that is incomprehensible to us in our humanity alone. But Timothy Keller spends time with the older brother, exploring his lostness — the insidious lostness that’s grounded in pride and control. I love that Keller reveals the story of two brothers, not just one — and in this story, we don’t have one person who is good and another who is bad, but rather two people who are both lost, both in need of restoration.

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  1. I so want to read that next! We just finished Meaning of Marriage and now I am reading Generous Justice. So great seeing you last week and I hope you and your mom had an amazing trip! You should put up some pictures!
    Love you! Anna

  2. Annie Banke was just telling me their house church was reading this, it sounded great!!!

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