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Discover the amazing depths of God’s extravagant love.
In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller uses one of Jesus’ best-loved parables- the Prodigal Son- to illustrate the depth of God’s love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places.
Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus’ parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. Inside this guide, you’ll explore questions from group discussion and personal reflection, and exercises that will help you experience the truths of Jesus’ parable in your own life. The gospel is neither religion nor irreligion, but something else entirely. Whether you’re a devout believer or a skeptic, The Prodigal God will challenge you to see Christianity in a whole new way.
This is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend the book The Prodigal God. I keep a copy an extra in my library just so I can loan it out.
The book examines the parable of the Prodigal Son. Most of us read this parable and focus on the younger son who selfishly squanders his inheritance. Until I read this book, I had never considered the sin of the elder brother—the one who stays home working for his father. It’s extremely insightful and thought provoking. Get the book and read it. You won’t regret it.