Tim Keller

32 Tim Keller Recommended Books

Tim Keller is a prominent American pastor, theologian, author, and Christian apologist. He is best known as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York City. With a passion for evangelism and ministry, Keller has written several books exploring the intersection of faith and reason, including The Reason for God. He has been cited by many as one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 21st century.

32 Books recommended by Tim Keller

Christianity & Liberalism

Christianity & Liberalism

Author :J. Gresham Machen

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"Read [this book]. Everyone should." - Tim Keller [Source]

The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer

The Serpent and the Serpent Slayer

Author :Andrew David Naselli

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"One good book on the biblical basis for today's tweets." - Tim Keller [Source]

The Certainty of Faith

The Certainty of Faith

Author :Herman Bavinck

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Tim Keller recommended this book on Twitter. [Source]

From Shame to Sin

From Shame to Sin

The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

Author :Kyle Harper

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"In this debate we need to read [this book]. Hard to say it's all a projection after this book." - Tim Keller [Source]

God, Freedom, and Evil

God, Freedom, and Evil

Author :Alvin Plantinga

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"See [this] as 'properly basic.'" - Tim Keller [Source]

The Year of Our Lord 1943

The Year of Our Lord 1943

Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis

Author :Alan Jacobs

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"Good read." - Tim Keller [Source]

The Universe Next Door

The Universe Next Door

A Basic Worldview Catalog

Author :James W. Sire

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"This book helped list many of the 'isms' I encountered in college and the world. I highly recommend it still." - Tim Keller [Source]

Disruptive Witness

Disruptive Witness

Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

Author :Alan Noble

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"Best book I've read recently. No, I did not get paid, nor was I contacted to say that. I mean it." - Tim Keller [Source]

Breaking the Social Media Prism

Breaking the Social Media Prism

How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing

Author :Christopher Bail

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"Starts with the problem of social and political polarization and asks how social media contributes to it." - Tim Keller [Source]

Dominion

Dominion

How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

Author :Tom Holland

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"A very important book for all to read." - Tim Keller [Source]

Why Liberalism Failed

Why Liberalism Failed

Author :Patrick J. Deneen

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"Gives a good critique of various classic thinkers that is accessible and accurately puts their views." - Tim Keller [Source]

The Valley of Vision

The Valley of Vision

A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

Author :Arthur Bennett

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"A good book of Puritan prayers that helps guide one in prayer." - Tim Keller [Source]

The Tech-Wise Family

The Tech-Wise Family

Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place

Author :Andy Crouch

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"Great little book on technology to help NOT just families, but everyone manage their screens and devices more thoughtfully." - Tim Keller [Source]

Thinking Through Creation

Thinking Through Creation

Genesis 1 and 2 as Tools of Cultural Critique

Author :Christopher Watkin

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"This is a remarkable book, from a top flight expert in post-structuralist French philosophy-meaning he understands our current cultural context." - Tim Keller [Source]

Dynamics of Spiritual Life

Dynamics of Spiritual Life

An Evangelical Theology of Renewal

Author :Richard F. Lovelace

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"Was important in my life and still relevant today." - Tim Keller [Source]

Grace and Glory

Grace and Glory

Sermons Preached in Chapel at Princeton Seminary

Author :Geerhardus Vos

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"This is a hidden treasure of goodness." - Tim Keller [Source]

Urban Ministry

Urban Ministry

The Kingdom, the City the People of God

Author :Harvie M. Conn

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Tim Keller recommended this book on Twitter. [Source]

The Democratization of American Christianity

The Democratization of American Christianity

Author :Nathan O. Hatch

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"A stellar book." - Tim Keller [Source]

A Time to Build

A Time to Build

From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream

Author :Yuval Levin

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"A penetrating look at how late modern society is eroding our institutions and how to revive them." - Tim Keller [Source]

The Intolerance of Tolerance

The Intolerance of Tolerance

Author :D. A. Carson

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"Recommend reading this. Especially chapter eight." - Tim Keller [Source]

The End for Which God Created the World

The End for Which God Created the World

Author :Jonathan Edwards

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"One of the greatest books I’ve ever read." - Tim Keller [Source]

From Tolerance to Equality

From Tolerance to Equality

How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage

Author :Darel E. Paul

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"Traces out how American culture shifted so markedly and swiftly in its attitude toward Same-sex marriage." - Tim Keller [Source]

Political Visions & Illusions

Political Visions & Illusions

A Survey & Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies

Author :David T. Koyzis

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"Definitely the best book I've read on the current state of political thinking happening among evangelicals in 2020." - Tim Keller [Source]

Glorious Freedom

Glorious Freedom

The Excellency of the Gospel Above the Law

Author :Richard Sibbes

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Tim Keller recommended this book on Twitter. [Source]

Reformed Dogmatics

Reformed Dogmatics

Volume 1

Author :Herman Bavinck

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"Please read [this book]- especially chapters 2 and 16." - Tim Keller [Source]

The Book of Genesis

The Book of Genesis

Firstfruits

Author :Brian Simmons

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"Leaves us with a striking truth - work was part of paradise." - Tim Keller [Source]

Why I Am Not a Secularist

Why I Am Not a Secularist

Author :William Connolly

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"Still a great book. It's by an atheist who is not a secularist." - Tim Keller [Source]

Concerning The True Care of Souls

Concerning The True Care of Souls

Author :Martin Bucer

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"Great book on pastoral care." - Tim Keller [Source]

Spiritual Depression

Spiritual Depression

Its Causes and Its Cure

Author :David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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"About pain and suffering." - Tim Keller [Source]

Taking America Back for God

Taking America Back for God

Christian Nationalism in the United States

Author :Andrew L. Whitehead

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"Excellent book." - Tim Keller [Source]

Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God

Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God

The Plantinga Project

Author :Jerry Walls

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"Interesting expansion on some lesser known arguments for God." - Tim Keller [Source]

Atheist Overreach

Atheist Overreach

What Atheism Can't Deliver

Author :Christian Smith

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"Powerful book." - Tim Keller [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What books does Tim Keller recommend?

Tim Keller is known to recommend a variety of books that span many topics, but his favorites include The Bible, The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and In the Name of Jesus by Henri J.M. Nouwen.

A great place to start is websites such as Amazon and Goodreads, where there are reviews and ratings for books recommended by Tim Keller. Also, be sure to check out Tim Keller’s website, where he offers a list of books he recommends and provides links to purchase them.

Tim Keller and the Redeemer Presbyterian Church host a podcast called “Theology Refresh”, where they review and discuss books that are recommended by Tim Keller. You can also find reviews of books by Tim Keller at Amazon, Goodreads, and other book review websites.

While a number of the book recommendations provided by Tim Keller are religious in nature, he also provides a wide range of recommendations for books both non-fiction and fiction, ranging from business, psychology, finances, leadership, and more.

Unfortunately, none of the books recommended by Tim Keller are free. However, there are plenty of resources online or in your local library to help you access some of the works he has recommended. Additionally, many of Tim Keller’s books are available for purchase online.