Jeremy Lin Says Tim Keller’s Book “Prayer” Is Helping Deepen His ‘Intimacy’ With God

Jeremy Lin, when he was still with the Charlotte Hornets, attends a forum as part of his Asia tour in Taipei, Taiwan, June 13, 2016.

Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin says Pastor Tim Keller’s book, Prayer, has helped him to deepen his intimacy with Christ.

In a mass email sent to his digital prayer group this week, the young athlete named Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, his all-time “favorite author.”

“I’ve recently been reading Prayer by Tim Keller (my favorite author),” Lin revealed. “I’ve been sharing for basically this whole season how I’ve been on this journey to improve my prayer life and intimacy with Christ and this book’s definitely pointing me in the right direction.”

Lin’s post comes after Keller recently announced that he would be stepping down as senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church after 28 years and “moving into a strategic role of raising up leaders and training the next generation.”

According to the pro basketball player, Keller is already impacting his life through his 2014 book which discusses prayer, and aims to help readers experience intimacy with God.

“I’m going to keep reading this book and wrestling with the concepts, but continued prayer that conversation with God would be second-nature,” Lin said. “If anything happens in my day or if I interact with someone, that immediately I would go to prayer instinctually and just converse with God.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Charity Gibson