There are so many things that can become idols in our lives, this book explores some of them. A book that helps reveal the hidden idols in all of our hearts and how we might deal with them. But keller spends time treating idols that most christians would fail to. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to all christians. Im thrilled that after fifteen years a second edition of this excellent work is now available. They valued their own set of rules and traditions above the law of god. In a gentle way, she tells you how by gods grace to turn from your idols to a wholehearted love for god. The pharisees in the bible made their laws into idols. An excellent, bibleoriented book on mans inner struggle with the idols of the heart. There may be no wooden or golden idols in your home, such as the ancient israelites struggled with, but chances are, there are significant idols in your heart. The contents are obviously well researched and very informative to an age that appears to have lost any real purpose in life. With great clarity and intriguing biblical illustrations, elyse explains how the idols in our hearts compete with our affections for god.
Kellers book stands out among other books on idolatry because of the. Elyse provides rich biblical truths and practical guides to expose and kill the current and future heart idols. It would have been easy to focus on surface idols such as materialism, beauty and media, and minter does touch on those things. Tim kellar has an exciting way of looking again at well known bible stories and bringing. Beale has written an excellent theology of idolatry in this book. Her book, idols of the heart was one of the first to help us recognize the sin beneath the sin that so often goes undetected and leaves us confused. Elyse fitzpatrick has a very high view of god and this book reflects that view.
Learning to long for god alone and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. As tim keller states in his book counterfeit gods, an idol is anything more important to you than god, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more. So many have become enamored by the traditions of their church that they forget, or actively ignore, the teachings of the bible. Kyle idleman has produced a wonderful and eyeopening book on the way the gods idols of culture and sin keep us bound and unable to mature in the spiritual life. Idol worship may seem like ancient history, but the modernday versionfrom family and finances to soccer and daycarecan compete with gods rightful.967 618 1097 684 1535 524 886 1102 1520 313 580 618 582 983 1458 138 403 1466 172 1125 978 1101 1027 681 943 1385 1014 1039 1168 202 456 1308 1116 769 1046