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Counterfeit Gods

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

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New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet and nationally renowned minister Timothy Keller exposes the error of making good things "ultimate" in this book, and shows readers a new path toward a hope that lasts. 

Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. No wonder we feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet Him again, or for the first time.

In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message cements Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time—for both the faithful and the skeptical.

Customer Reviews

Still timely, well-written, concise... A surgeon's scapel or a club?

This is an important book for all of us individually and for each of our cultures -- for most of us reading this, the American culture. Tim Keller wraps this book up with a stunning eye-opener... the claim that everything we do wrong is because of idolatry. He lays out Biblical example after Biblical example in this fine work to demonstrate the errors of our ways and give credence to his arguments, and gives us hope of replacing our idols with our true need in this world. It may be a gentle nudge in the right direction for you, or a 2" x 4" to the head -- but a humble, masterful work regardless. Read it.

Amazing book!

Tim Keller's insight into the O.T. is simply remarkable. I have never been so convicted and challenged. This book is a beacon of light into the human heart exposing idolatry and the path to freedom.

Merchandising The Word of God

At first I thought, wow what a wonderful message, then after visiting his website I learned he is no different from all those so called preachers who are merchandising the Word of God! Shame on you all who sell and profit from the Word of God! I find it amazing how the Son of God came to this world with nothing and left with nothing. He gave of Himself during his entire life here on earth. Image the Son of God didn’t make a dime! The Apostles didn’t make a dime! They gave all they had to God’s people yet all you see today are preachers making millions and millions of dollars, preaching in 50 million dollar buildings and living a worldly lifestyle and here comes the punch line….they preach to the crowds how wrong it is to live carnally!! Go figure that out! This book does a great deal of correcting, perhaps Mr. Keller should follow his own advice! If you want to know who the real Jesus is read your bible! Let the Holy Spirit teach you and keep away from false teachers. By their fruits you will know them.

Counterfeit Gods
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religion & Spirituality
  • Published: Oct 20, 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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