The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. In a matter of months, fortunes, marriages, careers, and a secure retirement have disappeared for millions of people. No wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful.
But the truth is that we made lesser gods of these good things - gods that can't give us what we really need. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings - and now is the perfect time to meet him again, or for the first time.
The Bible tells us that the human heart is an "idol-factory," taking good things and making them into idols that drive us. In Counterfeit Gods, Keller applies his trademark approach to show us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts.
This powerful message will cement Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time - for both the faithful and the skeptical.
©2009 Timothy Keller; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This book could have been so much better if the majority of it was focused on what the epilogue (finally) got to. I would have stopped listening an hour into it if I wasn't out of credits.
Counterfiet Gods is powerfully truthful. It is one the few books that have influenced my thinking about human identity, motivation and purpose. I am greatful for Dr. Keller's teaching.
Pastor Timothy Keller reminds us that only God is our source of true joy and satisfaction, everything else are counterfeit Gods.
,,,it really puts a lot of things into perspective. It's so easy to lose your way in this world we live in, and this book clearly defines a lot of the dangers that are set to derail us as individuals. For those that already have accepted that there is a God, and that Jesus has the best message in that respect, this clarifies the 2 most important focal points we should have in order to obtain all we want and need in this life: to love God above all, and our neighbors as ourself. A 'must-have' book for any honest truth seekers. Excellently read
As always, Keller is super helpful here in addressing the heart with neither legalism nor liberalism--but grace.
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