23 March 2013

Book Review: King's Cross

I just finished reading King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus (2011).  In this book, Keller examines the life of Jesus while walking through the book of Mark.  He describes the book as "an extended meditation on the historical Christian premise that Jesus's life, death, and resurrection form the central event of cosmic and human history as well as the central organizing principle of our own lives."  This book is a little bit history, a little bit worldview, a little bit apologetics, and a little bit theology, all woven together in the person and work of Jesus.

On the whole, this was a really good book. Keller is an engaging author who draws from a seemingly endless remembrance of his readings, though his affection for CS Lewis and Jonathan Edwards come across particularly in this book.  One of the things I like about this book is how he walks through a book of the Bible. So many of the Christian books that come out, it seems, are topical.  Topical books are wonderful and I have benefitted from many of them. This book is a bit different in that there is an expository quality to it as well, which adds to the richness in terms of understanding Jesus life as narrative.  I would happily recommend this book, as I do with so many of Keller's other works.

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