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.
Absolutely. Tim Keller touches on so many truths that are so easily overlooked.
I haven't read any other books on idolatry, but Tim Keller's other writings are equally as good.
Easy to listen to
When talking about how idols are not 'bad' things, and diving into what exactly idols are.
I wish I could make everyone listen or read to this book!!
In spirit of Luke 6:13, no man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other. Easy as it may appear, we oft pretend to serve God... but are we? And if not, what stands between us? This work explores the topic with familiar wit, candor and gentleness of Pastor Keller. An engaging read (or listen) for any current or aspiring Christian. The only caveat is, as mentioned by others, a less-than-ideal narration quality. While certainly acceptable, it sounds less consistent and articulate compared to author's own voice, or that of Simon Vance. That said, I still found the audiobook enjoyable, and may very well re-listen it in the near future.
No matter. Don't know God at all? Great! This is the very rare book that can expose God in a way that this is a fine introduction. Also provides another serious angle from which to evaluate your own Christianity if honest. I loved this book.
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.
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