Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Idolatry's Empty Promises

I heard someone describe some writers as “grocery list” authors; meaning that if they write a grocery list it would be worth reading. Tim Keller is one of my grocery list authors. His latest book is Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power and the Only Hope That Matters.

Keller deals with those things that are not always seen to be idols by many Christians. He refers to surface idols and “deep idols” of the heart. True to his commitment to expound Scripture, Keller demonstrates the danger of idolatry in Biblical examples, but he always defaults the “only hope that matters,” namely, the gospel of Christ.

Read this book! It may shake up the way you think about idolatry.

(Buy it from Monergism Books)

1 comment:

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