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<p>Can the church regain its cultural influence?</p> <p>The church in America is losing ground. Unfortunately, our efforts to reverse this trend often seem to do more harm than good. In <em>Joy for the World</em>, Greg Forster explains how the church lost its culture-shaping voice and what Christians can do to turn things around.</p> <p>This book teaches us that the key to cultural transformation is something that we might not expect: explosive, Spirit-produced joy in God and his gospel.</p>

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Greg Forster

Greg Forster

Dr. Greg Forster is an author and scholar whose work covers theology, economics, political philosophy, and education policy. He is the author of six books, including Joy for the World: How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It, as well as numerous scholarly and popular articles.

He is the director of the Oikonomia Network at the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. He is also a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the editor of the group blog Hang Together, and a regular contributor to various digital media outlets. He received a PhD with distinction in political philosophy from Yale University.

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Timothy J. Keller

Timothy J. Keller

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989. For over 20 years, he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals with a weekly attendance of over 5,000. He is 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 has written multiple New York Times bestselling books, including The Reason for God and the The Prodigal God. His recent work includes 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 writing 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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Timothy J. Keller

Timothy J. Keller

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989. For over 20 years, he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals with a weekly attendance of over 5,000. He is 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 has written multiple New York Times bestselling books, including The Reason for God and the The Prodigal God. His recent work includes 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 writing 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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