Counterfeit Gods: When the Empty Promises of Love, Money and Power Let You Down
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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.
The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. In a matter of months, fortunes, marriages, careers and a secure retirement have disappeared for millions of people. No wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted and resentful.
But the truth is that we made lesser gods of these good things - gods that can't give us what we really need. 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.
The Bible tells us that the human heart is an "idol-factory,"? taking good things and making them into idols that drive us. In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller applies his trademark approach to show us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts.
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