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Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God

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The most influential man to ever walk the earth has had his story told in hundreds of different ways for thousands of years. Can any more be said?

Now Timothy Keller, New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and the man Newsweek called a “C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century,” unlocks new insights into the life of Jesus Christ as he explores how Jesus came as a king, but a king who had to bear the greatest burden anyone ever has. Jesus the King is Keller’s revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling each of us to look anew at our relationship with God. It is an unforgettable look at Jesus Christ, and one that will leave an indelible imprint on every reader.

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  • Provides compelling arguments for the ongoing relevance of Christian belief in society
  • Addresses key practical questions all Christians wrestle with in their journey of faith

Top Highlights

“If this world was made by a triune God, relationships of love are what life is really all about.” (Page 9)

“Mark’s account of Jesus’s life is presented to us in two symmetrical acts: his identity as King over all things (in Mark chapters 1–8), and his purpose in dying on the cross (in Mark chapters 9–16).” (Page xix)

“The Trinity is utterly different. Instead of self-centeredness, the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are characterized in their very essence by mutually self-giving love. No person in the Trinity insists that the others revolve around him; rather each of them voluntarily circles and orbits around the others.” (Page 9)

“Jesus is not calling us to hate actively; he’s calling us to hate comparatively. He says, ‘I want you to follow me so fully, so intensely, so enduringly that all other attachments in your life look like hate by comparison.’ If you say, ‘I’ll obey you, Jesus, if my career thrives, if my health is good, if my family is together,’ then the thing that’s on the other side of that if  is your real master, your real goal. But Jesus will not be a means to an end; he will not be used. If he calls you to follow him, he must be the goal.” (Page 21)

“There is relatively little of Jesus’s teaching in the Gospel of Mark—mainly, we see Jesus doing. Therefore we can’t remain neutral; we need to respond actively.” (Page xviii)

This is the book where Tim Keller hits his stride as an author... Keller directs readers’ gaze toward the cross and will not allow them to look away.

—Collin Hansen, The Gospel Coalition

Keller engages the reader with astute pastoral application, littered with excellent sermon illustrations... King’s Cross finds Keller in familiar territory: producing another great book, leaving readers from atheist to Christian grappling with the nature and implications of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

—Michael Johnson, DesiringGod.org

In discussing the identity of Jesus, the author describes him as a man both deeply embedded within his culture and times while also living counter to them in many ways... The author describes a man aware of his upcoming sacrifice, and indeed, a man in continual sacrifice, as he had descended from heaven to live on earth. Captivating reading from a Christian perspective.

Kirkus Reviews

Fifty years from now, if . . . Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.

Christianity Today

  • Title: Jesus the King: Understanding the Life and Death of the Son of God
  • Author: Timothy Keller
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jesus Christ › Person and offices--Biblical teaching; Bible. N.T. Mark › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 9781594486661, 9780525952107, 1594486662, 0525952101
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2024-01-29T22:02:03Z
Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller (1950-2023) was the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989. For over 20 years, he led a diverse congregation of young professionals with a weekly attendance of over 5,000. He was also president of Redeemer City to City, which plants new churches in New York and other cities. For the last decade, the organization has launched over 200 churches in 35 cities. Logos has collected his sermons in the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive (1989–2011) and Timothy Keller Sermon Archive (2012–2013).

Keller wrote multiple New York Times bestselling books, including The Reason for God and The Prodigal God. His recent work included The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, and Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work. He is also wrote his own commentary and study guide series. Christianity Today has said, “Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Timothy Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”


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