Shortly before he died in May 2023, Timothy Keller had an idea for a devotional - a day-by-day quiet time companion comprised of extracts from his most well-loved books. The motivation was to create an easy way for new readers to get a taste of Tim's writing if they weren't sure where to start. Following his sad passing, A Year With Timothy Keller has been carefully curated to be the perfect bedside devotional for both new and long-time admirers of Tim's words and wisdom.
Moving through the themes of Tim's writing over the years, the devotional spends a week or a fortnight in each book, touching on subjects such as wisdom, forgiveness, the hope of the resurrection, loving our neighbour and the importance of work.
Each extract begins with a Bible verse from the NIV 2011 to frame each thought for the day.
Both in my devotional life and in my development as a Christian thinker I have constantly turned to the work of Tim Keller. His writing and speaking have been a constant source of gracious wisdom to Christians in confusing times. -- Justin Brierley
AUTHOR: Timothy Keller was born in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He became a Christian at university, was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America and worked as a pastor for nine years.
He was asked to start Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan in 1989, and under his leadership the church's congregation experienced unprecedented growth from 50 to 5,000 members. His target audience consisted mainly of urban professionals, whom he believed exhibit disproportionate influence over the culture and its ideas.
The 'Influentials' Issue of New York Magazine featured Dr Keller as "the most successful Christian evangelist in the city by recognizing that young professionals and artists are 'disproportionately influential' in creating the country's culture and that you have to meet this coveted demographic on its own terms."
Timothy Keller is renowned for his clear, reasoned approach to Christian apologetics and his book The Reason For God: Belief in an Age of Scepticism was named Book of the Year for 2008 by World Magazine.
Timothy Keller died in May 2023. His wife Kathy and sons live in New York City.