Prodigal God A pastor friend asked several of us to recommend one book that’s not the Bible for his reading plan for this year.

ONE book! That’s tough.

I’m going to say Tim Keller, Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith.  One of my all-time favorites. But more than anything, if you haven’t read Keller, it introduces you to his writing. But it’s a favorite because it addresses the centrality of the gospel in the most unique and refreshing way.

If you’ve read that one, then a more challenging but incredible book is Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in the Age of Skepticism. You’ll not only be encouraged, but you’ll draw on it for sermons for years.

And if you’ve read those two, my suggestion is a good overview of the Bible from a biblical theology standpoint. Two very accessible but good books for that are Tim Chester, From Creation to New Creation: Making Sense of the Whole Bible Story, or Vaughan Roberts, God's Big Picture: Tracing the storyline of the Bible.

I didn't have a lot of time to think about it, but what would you recommend?