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My Beautiful Idol | [Pete Gall]

My Beautiful Idol

The author of My Beautiful Idol is on a quest to be successful - in a lucrative job at an advertising agency, in ministry work, even in his relationships. And in a futile attempt to control the sources of love and security, he has turned these things into idols he can keep in his soul's back pocket. He pulls the idols out when he feels vulnerable and defenseless, and hides them again when things are going well. But the idols keep failing - even when he turns to his own Christian faith.
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The author of My Beautiful Idol is on a quest to be successful - in a lucrative job at an advertising agency, in ministry work, even in his relationships. And in a futile attempt to control the sources of love and security, he has turned these things into idols he can keep in his soul's back pocket. He pulls the idols out when he feels vulnerable and defenseless, and hides them again when things are going well. But the idols keep failing - even when he turns to his own Christian faith.

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

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    Amber escondido, CA, USA 11-11-09
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    "My favorite book I've read in the past 2 years!!"

    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.

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    Delores Carrying Place, Ontario, Canada 04-03-09
    Delores Carrying Place, Ontario, Canada 04-03-09
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    "subject please"

    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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