In a creative narrative style rooted in raw honesty, My Beautiful Idol invites readers to identify with the young would-be Christian hero as he seeks God, and as he hides from God. Far from reducing complex matters to simplistic formulas, Pete Gall weaves together stories both sublime and wretched, ego-building and humbling, humorous and painful, and successfully celebrates the messiness of faith, the importance of validating truth, and the unscripted nature of experiencing a God who is intimately involved in all of life.
©2008 Pete Gall; (P)2008 Zondervan
I loved it! It's so refreshing to hear somebody who loves Jesus be so honest about the messiness of life. He talks quite a bit about sin, because it is only when we see the depth of our sin that we can fully understand the depth of God's grace. After I finished it, I ordered five copies of the book just so I could give them away. That's how much I loved it.
I started this book with the idea of someone fighting the idols in their life. The 1st 4 chapters were plagued with his past sex life which wasn't a beautiful idol, just more of a distraction. Grant it this is just my view, but I won't finish listening to this story and am sorry I wasted a credit on it.
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