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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Do you develop potential scenarios about career advancement?

What occupies your mind when you ahve nothing else to think about? Or a relationship with a particular person?

Top Quotes on Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller

I’ve been to Tim Keller’s church a several times so I figured I’d give it a shot. How do you respond to unanswered prayers and frustrated hopes? People have to be pointed to God as fully-revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ. So, another quote for good measure. In his book Keller attempts to expose idols that are being worshiped ti the average Christian.

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Book Review – “Counterfeit Gods” by Tim Keller – Tim Challies

Look at your uncontrollable emotions. This was a point that Keller hammered on again and again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We may not have a golden calf set up in the back yard, but we do have our own idols. No trivia counterfelt quizzes yet. This causes disappointment for the parent and disillusionment for the child. This is an absolutely phenomenal book. Also by Timothy Keller. Joy-based repentance makes us hate the sin.


In ancient times, the deities were bloodthirsty and hard to appease.

Counterfeit Gods — Timothy Keller

However it does not mean that we should just give in, but rather we need to learn to give our hearts entirely to God. Drags a bit in the middle, but the use of examples both secular and biblical aids the points well, and several tidbits of wisdom from the book have popped into conversation numerous times since reading it.

An idol of religion “Making an idol out of doctrinal accuracy, ministry success, or moral rectitude leads to contant internal conflict, arrogance and self-righteousness, and oppression of those whose views differ” p It’s summertime in India, and this is the first time Countefeit been surrounded with so very many idols and. 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.

This book really dives into the tendencies of human behavior to show us how we have made gods of earthly things. Why did you do that to me?

Yes, if we begin to realize that idols cannot simply be removed. It is a ticky thing, I know, but it is a small statement for a comprehensively helpful, nuanced, clear discussion on a complex, deceptive topic.

Podemos mirarlos y decir: I learned that the will is weak, yet Goda makes all things possible, and by seeking Him the temptation is gone.

In lieu of a comments section, I accept yods encourage letters to the editor. Short, to the point, and kindly ruthless. Quotes from Counterfeit Gods By God himself, of course. He’s at his best in identifying these idols and illustrating them in the lives of different biblical characters Jonah, Jacob, Leah and Rachel, and others.


Making an idol out of doctrinal accuracy, ministry success, or moral rectitude leads to constant internal conflict, arrogance and self-righteousness, and oppression of those whose views differ.

An idol of politics “One of the signs that an object is functioning as an idol is that fear becomes one of the chief characteristics of life” This book is an enjoyable read that helps you clamp down on some of the idols in your life that can be a bit ambiguous. Tim Keller does an excellent job of exposing the idols of money, sex and power and the many various forms that they take today.

His working definition of an idol is simply anything that ascends to the place that only God should occupy in our lives, and he shows how career, money, sex, and even family can become idols in our lives, taking the place of God but lacking the ability to live up to the positions where we place them. If you try to uproot them, they grow back; but they can be supplanted.

Hard hitting, and grace-filled, this book was a perfect book to set the tone for !