Tim Keller, co-founder of the Gospel Coalition anf founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and City to City, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2020. Last month, he announced he would be undergoing an immunotherapy trial at the National Cancer Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in June. His family has announced that Tim has been suffering from the side effects of the treatment.
They are currently asking supporters for their prayers. "Dad is currently dealing with the side effects of an immunotherapy treatment that he is undergoing," the pastor's son, Michael Keller, wrote on Facebook late Monday. "We ask that you continue to pray for Dad's healing and for the decisions of his doctors and medical team who continue to provide excellent, compassionate care. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. We deeply covet your prayers at this time."
Last month, Tim announced he would be undergoing an immunotherapy trial at the National Cancer Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in June. Requesting prayers for him and his family, the pastor shared that he and his wife, Kathy, would be "displaced from our home and separated from one another, as I will be an inpatient." He asked his followers to continue to pray "for truly miraculous effects of the procedure and minimal side effects."
Tim Keller will also be releasing his brand new book Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? on Nov. 1. Here's the book's synopsis: "Forgiving anyone in a meaningful way is one of the hardest things a person has to do. If you do not, resentment and vengeance begin to consume you. It is nearly impossible to move past transgression without forgiveness, but few people have the resources and the tools to forgive others fully and move on with their lives. Forgiveness is an essential skill, a moral imperative, and a religious belief that cuts right to the core of what it means to be human. In Forgive, Timothy Keller shows readers why it is so important and how to do it, explaining in detail the steps you need to take in order to move on without sacrificing justice or your humanity."