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Encounters with Jesus: new eBook series from Tim Keller

Tim Keller and Dutton Books are teaming up for a new ten-volume eBook series, Encounters with Jesus. Here are the details, courtesy of the publisher:

On December 4th, Dutton will release the first essay in a new e-book series by renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller. The series, entitled Encounters with Jesus (December 4, 2012; $1.99), will feature ten installments, launching with The Skeptical Student.

The Skeptical Student is based on a series of talks Keller gave in Oxford, England to a campus group – most of them skeptics – earlier this year. During these talks, Keller explored the inspiring story of Nathaniel’s life-changing encounter in the Gospel of John. It has lessons for those who are skeptical themselves about Christianity and also for Christians who encounter skepticism from those who do not believe.

Timothy Keller is the pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the author of The Reason for God and the recently published Every Good Endeavor. The other titles in the Encounters with Jesus series include:

The Insider and the Outcast
The Grieving Sisters
The Wedding Party
The First Christian

The Lord’s Prayer (Kaleidoscope)

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Why You Should Read Chesterton in 2013: A Conversation with Kevin Belmonte

Trevin Wax has a great interview up with Kevin Belmonte, author of Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K. Chesterton (reviewed here) and the recently released A Year with G. K. Chesterton: 365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder.

Deflatable People: 3 Traces of the Holy Spirit in the Fall

Marc Cortez:

…even though the Bible doesn’t specifically mention the Spirit in the rest of Genesis 1-2, he’s there. And missing the Spirit in those chapters means missing something crucial about understanding God’s creation.

The same holds true in chapter three. Unless we see what’s happening with the Spirit during the Fall, we’ll struggle to understand why the coming of the Spirit in the New Testament is such amazingly good news.