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Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters | [Timothy Keller]

Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters

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.
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Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver.

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.

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    Ryan 06-03-15
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    "Tim Keller gets to some real truths."

    Really enjoyed this book. It helps expose things about yourself that you may or may not recognize.

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    J. Villa 07-07-15
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    "Brilliant and a God sent!!"

    It is a book filled with God,'s biblical truths and wisdom. High recommend it to everyone!

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    "Enjoyed it but wasn't a fan of the narration"

    The book was good, will probably listen to it again before long, however I didn't much care for the narrator.

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    Timothy 05-16-15
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    "Phenomenal book!!!"

    I couldn't stop listening to it. I really enjoy Tim Keller's books and podcasts! There was so much info and I'm glad I took notes cause there's no way I'd remember this all

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    Kenneth BRADENTON, FL, United States 04-24-12
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Pastor Timothy Keller reminds us that only God is our source of true joy and satisfaction, everything else are counterfeit Gods.


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    Jerry San Antonio, Texas, United States 03-19-12
    Jerry San Antonio, Texas, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    ,,,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

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    "Great book"

    As always, Keller is super helpful here in addressing the heart with neither legalism nor liberalism--but grace.

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    Kia Beaverton, OR, USA 06-29-10
    Kia Beaverton, OR, USA 06-29-10
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    "Examine Your Life"

    This is a great book that explores the hidden gods in man's heart.

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    Greg 09-10-13
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    This book will make you see things in your life that you want to change, that you didn't know about before. I highly recommend this one.

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    Dan Frisco, TX, United States 03-07-13
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    What did you love best about Counterfeit Gods?

    I love Tim Keller, he is the modern day C.S. Lewis


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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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