There’s a couple authors I’ve made it a point to read everything by, and for readers of this blog it will come as no surprise that Tim Keller is one of them. I’m curious to see where he goes with this book, particularly because Keller’s audience in Manhattan is comprised of older type-A personality burnt out over achievers as well as younger first and second stage career professionals whose work weeks probably average out around 70 hours a week. I’ve heard from friends on Redeemer’s staff team that one of the most challenging things for this younger demographic at Redeemer is sexual purity and what that looks like for today’s young professional.
This should be a very engaging read as Keller juxtaposes the Hope that matters with the hopes that only ‘apparently’ matter in the moment. “Counterfeit Gods: The empty promises of money, sex, and power, and the only Hope that matters” will be out soon. In the mean time go and check out Keller’s recent message (The grand demythologizer Acts 19.21-41) at the Gospel Coalition for a likely preview of what you’ll find in the book.
(HT: Art Boulet for the cover ‘art’ and GC suggestion)