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Counterfeit Gods Audiobook

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

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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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    irodanes 07-05-17
    irodanes 07-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!"

    This was the first book I have read by Timothy Keller, and I must say it was excellent. I have previously read and listened to books by C.S. Lewis, Ravi Zacharias, A.W. Tozer, and others and Keller matches both the theological consistency and excellent writing of all of them.

    He tackles the topic of idols and counterfeit gods very well, and had me taking notes and writing down quotes quite often. It was an enjoyable book to listen to and would listen to it again.

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    Amazon Customer 04-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    Would you listen to Counterfeit Gods again? Why?

    Absolutely. Tim Keller touches on so many truths that are so easily overlooked.


    What other book might you compare Counterfeit Gods to and why?

    I haven't read any other books on idolatry, but Tim Keller's other writings are equally as good.


    What about Tom Parks’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When talking about how idols are not 'bad' things, and diving into what exactly idols are.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could make everyone listen or read to this book!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alibek Makhmudov 04-16-17
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    "Exposé of idolatry"

    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.

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    Ryan 06-03-15
    Ryan 06-03-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    Tom Fowler Bellevue, Wa, US 09-21-17
    Tom Fowler Bellevue, Wa, US 09-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Values Check"

    impactful and thought provoking narrative. There are many idols we worship unaware. This book helps you to focus on what's really important to you.

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    Jennifer 09-07-17
    Jennifer 09-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very thought-provoking and right on!"

    Loved this book. This is applicable to anyone and everyone, no matter where you are in your walk with Christ. Very eye-opening for me. Makes me rethink what I really value in life. Is it truly my walk with Christ, or having material things to keep up with, and impress the Joneses? I choose Christ.

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    Tim McClung 09-07-17
    Tim McClung 09-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent. Everyone should listen to it"

    A great book that covers human motivations and desires and how God should replace them in our lives. Can't recommend it enough.

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    David Licon Jr 09-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "powerful book, great read"

    very powerful book, very good read, enjoyed the narrator. a good breakdown of biblical truths

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    Susanna Kathryn Seale 08-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I needed to hear this book..."

    God used this book to convict me of some of my own counterfeit gods, which I wasn't even really aware I had. I looked at certain people from the Bible in ways I never had before - why they did various things which had never made sense to me. I think this book should be read by every Christian - although I could see God using it to convict a nonbeliever as well.

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    jay clews 08-18-17
    jay clews 08-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!!!"

    Thought provoking. A must have for anyone seriosly thinking about their priorities in their Christian Walk.

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