Communicating Faith in a Sceptical Age

Timothy Keller
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An accessible and practical guide for clearly communicating the gospel, no matter the context

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New York pastor and acclaimed author Timothy Keller is widely known and respected for his compelling preaching, described by The New York Times as what has 'helped turn Dr Keller... into the pastor many call Manhattan's leading evangelist'. In this book he shares his wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop.

Most Christians - including pastors - struggle to talk about their faith in a way that applies the power of the Christian gospel to change people's lives. Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate and compassionate way.

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  • Introduction: Three Levels of the Ministry of the Word
  • Prologue: What Is Good Preaching?
  • Part One: Serving the Word
  • 1. Preaching the Word
  • 2. Preaching the Gospel Every Time
  • 3. Preaching Christ from All of Scripture
  • Part Two: Reaching the People
  • 4. Preaching Christ to the Culture
  • 5. Preaching and the (Late) Modern Mind
  • 6. Preaching Christ to the Heart
  • Part Three: In Demonstration of the Spirit and of Power
  • 7. Preaching and the Spirit
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendix: Writing an Expository Message
  • Notes


Author Timothy Keller
ISBN 9781444702170
Format Hardback
Dimensions 140mm x 205mm
Pages 320
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Preaching is not easy. In this book we have the written thoughts of Tim Keller, perhaps the best-known apologist for the Christian faith in the sophisticated West... We should be grateful to Keller for his wisdom, scholarship, and humility.

Christopher Ash

The Gospel Coalition

If you want to see ‘between the lines’ and just ‘below the surface’ of our cultural moment and societal ethos... Which is to say, if you are any kind of Christian leader, teacher, writer, blogger, public thinker, politician, artist, media person, campus minister, youth leader, parent, Christian educator, spiritual director, or anyone with influence... then this is going to be exceptionally helpful for you.

Bryon Borger

Hearts and Minds

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Christopher Ash, The Gospel Coalition, June 8th 2015

Preaching Christ is not only the ultimate way to fully understand a text, nor just the best way to simultaneously reach those who don’t believe and those who do, but also the way to be sure that your address moves beyond a dry lecture and becomes a real proclamation of the truth that reaches the heart . . . . Jesus himself [is] the ultimate way to move from informing the mind to capturing the heart, from merely giving out information to showing everyone a Beauty.... continue reading

Customer reviews

“A Must Read”

I have read a number of books on different aspects of preaching (some of which Keller himself references in this book), but this goes to the top of the stack for me.

It probably shouldn't be the only book you read - it's not a book that necessarily focuses on the details of communication - but as, in Keller's own words, a "manifesto, not a manual" it is second to none. His emphasis on preaching to the heart, drawing in particular on the work of Jonathan Edwards, is brilliant, and his ideas on engaging with culture are, as always, inspired.

Additionally, it is obvious (not least from the copious notes) that Keller has read many books on preaching and is drawing from both his own considerable experience, but also the experience of those before and around him. This serves a dual-purpose of, in many places, summarising some of those works, but also providing the reader with many avenues for further study.

A must for every preacher, and a great read for everyone else too.


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