gods at war

_240_360_Book_804_cover gods at war: Defeating The Idols That Battle For Your Heart was written by the bestselling author of not a fan Kyle Idleman. he’s the Teaching Pastor at Shoutheast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

this book is about false gods, idols, that are in our lives. for Idleman, idolatry is not an issue, it is the issue. from the introduction: “What if I told you that every sin you are struggling with, every discouragement you are dealing with, even the lack of purpose you’re living with are because of idolatry?”

what are these idols, these “gods at war,” in our hearts and spiritual lives? sex, money, food, entertainment, success, and ourselves, among others.

idols and false gods have been a popular topic of conversation and Christian literature over the past few years. gods at war joins Counterfeit Gods and Empty Promises as Biblical and theological treatments of our current day idolatry problem. we give the Israelites a hard time for their struggles with the golden calf… do we see the plank in our own eyes when thinking about the things we’ve made of gold and put on a pedastel?

gods at war is a thought-provoking read. Idleman is a wonderful writer and storyteller.

*Full Disclosure: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through “Book Sneeze.” They give free books to bloggers for honest reviews.


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