A new book details the story of the individuals, institutions, ideas, and events that have formed the life and work of Timothy Keller. This book from Collin Hansen is a gift for church leaders. He writes appreciatively of Keller’s work, with a focus on the many factors that influenced him — the stories behind the story. Hansen’s book is not meant to provide a strategy for pastoring and cultural engagement, nor to encourage people to be more like Keller. Rather, it is a celebration of God’s grace in Keller’s life — and in our own lives, too. Keller’s desire to learn never wavered. Hansen’s readers find that this is a grace, too, that has followed Keller in his work as a pastor in the work of the church.

— Petar Nenadov