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"Counterfeit Gods" by Timothy Keller

posted Aug 8, 2016, 5:17 PM by Kelly Griffin
What are the idols in your life?
 We only fool ourselves when we think we do not have them.  We are just as culpable as the Israelites of the Old Testament.  It’s just that our idols are more subtle, less obvious, not ones we literally bow to or worship at a literal altar.  But we all have idols.  Sometimes they are blatantly sinful.  More often they are good things that we have turned into ultimate things – things without which life would not be worth living.  Things which have taken the place in life that rightfully belongs to God.  

Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, does a masterful job in this book of identifying what idols are, how to recognize them, and how to deal with them.  He notes that counterfeit gods always enslave, but never satisfy.  They promise but cannot deliver. In the end they bring only chaos and destruction – and yet we hang on.  This book comes with my highest recommendation.  It provides insight from God’s Word that will encourage and enlighten your Christian walk.