The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. Kindle Edition. There’s hardly a chapter that goes by without clearly laying out the gospel, and yet it’s fresh every time. The idols cannot simply be removed, they must be replaced and only Jesus truly fulfills. New year! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. . Des milliers de livres avec la livraison chez vous en 1 jour ou en magasin avec -5% de réduction . Potentially more than any other author I’ve read, Tim Keller has a knack for communicating how every aspect of the Biblical story subtly shows Jesus as “the better.” Chapter after chapter in Counterfeit Gods, Keller delves into scripture in a way that blows my mind, taking familiar stories and painting them in such a way that they feel new and more profound than I knew before. I liked to some degree Keller books but I now moved on. The end of each chapter also does an awesome job of relating each of those idols to Jesus, showing how He is always the thing we need in those unique spaces in our hearts. Harsh economic realities are casting new light on the pursuits of sex, money, and success for happiness: careers, fortunes, marriages, and retirement security have collapsed. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters (Penguin, 2009) is an incisive treatment of modern-day idolatry. Today's idols may look different from those of the Old Testament, but Keller argues that they are no less damaging. Much time and effort goes into making the site available. No wonder we feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. When most people think of “idols” they have in mind literal statues—or the next pop star anointed by Simon Cowell. of our own creation) that vie to be the ultimate object of our worship. Pastor Keller is very articulate, clever and with high self-esteem. This powerful message cements Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes … This is one of the books I'd categorize as a must read. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. I know Keller is a darling in church circles and has written many books. However, Keller shows the reader what false gods look like in this day and ag. Tim Keller never fails to speak to my mind and soul simultaneously. In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. Using classic stories from the Bible Keller cuts through our dependence on the glittering false idols of money, sex and power to uncover the path towards trust in the real ultimate -- God. HE'S SELLING YOU A BILL OF GOODS: MARK IS A BIG GOVERNMENT LIBERAL. A helpful, biblically-based book which encourages us to see where we are valuing certain things too highly and living with them as more important to us than God. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Everyday low … It means also that some “errors” or side issues seem smoothed over to please the middle ground rather than Keller taking a stand(for instance of the political matters), not that it matters in the whole. Part 4 of 5 in a series on the false gods of this world (i.e. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. This book is not completely perfect, the majority of it focuses on identifying idols, so much so that the last chapter on replacing idols can seem like an afterthought, but I would still highly recommend it to others. As many of you know, this year I’ve committed to reading/listening to as much of Timothy J. Keller as possible (click here to learn more about the books I’m reading/listening to and why).. “As many have learned and later taught, you don't realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you … Title: Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters Author Name: Keller, Timothy Categories: Fiction, Publisher: Penguin Books: October 2011 ISBN Number: 1594485496 ISBN Number 13: 9781594485497 Binding: Trade PaperbackTrade Paperback This is an amazing book, I couldn’t put it down. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters MP3 CD – MP3 Audio, Jan. 6 2015 by Timothy Keller (Author), Tom Parks (Reader) 4.8 out of … For the faithful and the seeker--the inspiring New York Times bestseller from the author of The Songs of Jesus. Please try again. 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