Counterfeit Gods: When the Empty Promises of Love, Money and Power Let You Down
The issue of idolatry has been with the human race for thousands of years; the subtle temptation is always to take what is good and turn it into the ultimate good, elevating it above all other things in the search for security and meaning. In this timely and challenging book, New York pastor Timothy Keller looks at the issue of idolatry throughout the Bible -- from the worship of actual idols in the Old Testament, to the idolatry of money by the rich young ruler when he was challenged by Jesus to give up all his wealth. Using classic stories from the Bible Keller cuts through our dependence on the glittering false idols of money, sex and power to uncover the path towards trust in the real ultimate -- God. Today's idols may look different from those of the Old Testament, but Keller argues that they are no less damaging. Culturally transforming as well as biblically based, COUNTERFEIT GODS is a powerful look at the temptation to worship what can only disappoint, and is a vital message in today's current climate of financial and social difficulty.
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Review: Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that MattersUser Review - Jaison Abraham - Goodreads
Keller does a great job of not only discussing the idols that we so often put in God's place, but relating them to a deficiency in our understanding of the Gospel, using Biblical parallels to ... Read full review
Review: Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that MattersUser Review - Josh Miller - Goodreads
After reading this book written by Timothy Keller, it is a no-brainer - I will try and read anything by him that I can get my hands on! Talk about an intriguing read! Keller challenges the gods of our ... Read full review
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Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only ...
Timothy J. Keller
No preview available - 2009
Counterfeit Gods: When the Empty Promises of Love, Money, and Power Let You Down
No preview available - 2010