What You'll Learn:
Who do you resonate with most: the runaway sibling, so low he’s willing to languish in the company of pigs, or the well-behaved child, so tall on his high horse he can’t even see the pigs in their pen? Perhaps, you simply haven’t thought about it. The beloved “Parable of the Prodigal Son,” as told by Jesus in Luke 15, has been recast so frequently that it sounds far less poignant to our contemporary ears. Theologian Timothy Keller reasserts the urgency of this parable, proving that its epic pierces much deeper than a story of combative brothers. Rather, its tale portrays how we often mischaracterize God and how we might learn to recognize his grace once again—regardless of how sinful (or sinless) we think we are.