I was happy to receive this book in the mail earlier this week — Tim Keller’s latest, King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus, releases February 22. In the Preface, Keller calls it: “an extended meditation on the historical Christian premise that Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection form the central event of cosmic and human history as well as the central organizing principle of our own lives.” Keller continues:
Said another way, the whole story of the world–and of how we fit into it–is most clearly understood through a careful, direct look at the story of Jesus. My purpose here is to try to show, through his words and actions, how beautifully his life makes sense of ours.
In this book, Keller chose to examine the life of Jesus through the “single, coherent” narrative of Mark’s gospel. He notes that Mark’s gospel can be divided into two symmetrical sections: “Jesus’ identity as King over all things (in Mark chapters 1-8), and his purpose in dying on the cross (in Mark chapters 9-16).” Similarly, Keller has structured this book into two sections (“The King” and “The Cross”).
Looks like another very engaging read from Pastor Keller.