20 Feb I likely won’t do this for every Keller book I read/listen to, but Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only. 61 quotes from Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power , and the Only Hope that Matters: ‘When people say, I know God forgives me. The New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and The Songs of Jesus and a nationally renowned minister, Timothy Keller exposes the error of.

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Personal connections, family environment, and what appears to be plain luck determine how successful a person is. As always, Keller is eminently quotable and is a very skilled writer. Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves.

Counterfeit Gods — Timothy Keller

Talk about an intriguing read! Like The Prodigal God before it. See all books by Timothy Keller. Counterfeit Gods points to Scripture to help root them out, turns to the Cross to find forgiveness and points to the gospel as the power to find ultimate freedom from them. Suffice it to say, I recommend this book to every Christian.

Counterfeit Gods

Truly, the human heart goes an idol factory. The love and admiration of those you most love and admire is above all rewards. And although God blessed the work there, I was timm aiming to be the biggest, Bible-believing church in our area. No wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful.

He methodically points readers to Christ over and over again, showing that it is only when He becomes our life and sole source of fulfillment that we can break free from the passions that enslave us.

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I read the book in a day, which is really not normal for me and a Tim Keller book. After reading this book written by Timothy Keller, it is a no-brainer keoler I will try and read anything by him that I can get my hands on!

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

Identifying why we struggle with finding real peace and job. To practice idolatry is to be a slave. They lament the end of everything or complain about the status quo. For you did not withhold your yim, your only son, whom you love, from us. Jacob says to Leah: Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin.

Forsake the idols it reveals and cling to Jesus as the only one worthy of your adoration and trust. It helped to focus my attention to the idols that may be in my life and warn me of others that can be hidden. This is an excellent book and one I hope to read again, perhaps in a group setting. There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

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While I know that there is a need for this level of discourse for large swathes coounterfeit people, religious and non-religious alike, and counetrfeit that Keller’s books often serve as an entrypoint for further exploration, it was this very “toning down” that I found frustrating about Counterfeit Gods and tend to find frustrating in general with Keller’s books, particularly these shorter, topical, pamphlet-type publications.


For if the Lord should mark iniquities, who could stand? Putting such high hopes in relationships never works. Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe. Jesus must become more beautiful to your imagination, more attractive to your heart, than your idol.

Anything can serve as a counterfeit god, especially the very best things in life.

Es una cosa u otra. This occurs when people rely on the rightness of their doctrine for their standing with God rather than on God himself and his grace.

For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5, The ways in which he unpacks numerous of the idols and counterfeit gods that rule our lives through the use of real life stories as well as examples in Scripture reveals the real heart of the issue with each of those.

Oct 27, Michael rated kelker it was amazing.

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He continually pulls our idol-fashioned foundations from underneath us, but he quickly replaces it with the true foundation, the Rock, Jesus Christ. Lists with This Book. Speaking largely as an apologist in the former and a pastor in the counnterfeit, Keller demonstrated his immense intellect and knack for offering keen observations of culture as it relates to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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