Relevant Quotation: “The gospel is not therefore just the ABC’s of the Christian life, it is the A-Z of the Christian life” (p119)
Ease of Read – 1 2 3 4 5
We often hear and read about God’s love. In this book Keller simply puts forth the extravagance of God’s love towards us. I learned how both the sons in the parable are lost (hence God is the prodigal, not the younger son); how I am like both of them; how the only way anyone can ever be saved is by God’s abundant grace. Keller writes in a way that is very relatable setting up both moral conformity and self discovery as means of salvation often pursued (the older brother and the younger brother – the ‘original’ prodigal son). This book does a wonderful job of helping to analyse the extent of sin in people of faith, and opened my eyes afresh to the nature of our wonderful saviour and helper. I will not be calling this parable the parable of the prodigal son again, it has become the parable of the prodigal God. Well worth the time on its 118 pages!