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Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Good and convicting

    A great book. Simple but not easy. Simple in that Idleman's style is both humorous and enjoyable. Neverthless, it is not easy to read in that nearly every chapter is convicting and forces you to take inventory of your own life, a process that is both difficult and uncomfortable.
    Not as good as Not A Fan, but I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Book Review: Gods At War by Kyle Idleman Mr. Idleman brings to

    Book Review: Gods At War by Kyle Idleman
    Mr. Idleman brings to light a subject that we all as Christians have struggled with from time to time. In his book Gods At War he discusses the subject of idols in our modern culture. He helps to identify that idols aren’t always statues of the Old Testament times but rather anything that takes our time and attention from God. An idol truly is something that steals, invades, and can change our relationship with Christ as we allow them to be more important. Idleman discusses the three aspects of pleasure, power, and love in which the idols of food, sex, entertainment, success, money, achievements, romance, family, and self tend to invade. He has filled this book with some interesting evidences combined from first hand experiences, shared life stories, & research that mounts to make one question how truly devoted they are to societies “gods” rather than the real God of their heart.
    I found myself torn between frustration that we as a culture have become so overly selfish and self destructive and absolutely burdened that what I may be doing could very well be taking the place of God in my own life. The author presents his information in an easy to read format that keep s the reader in tuned and he grips at the very real struggle behind each “god” of our lives. Gods At War is a book that would make a good book club read or also be a great tool to have in counseling someone struggling to put God on the throne of their own heart.
    This book leaves everyone in a challenge to thoroughly examine one’s own life. One of the quotes I think best sums up Idlemans’s point is “idolatry is the tree from which our sins and struggles grow. Idolatry is always the issue. It’s the trunk of the tree and all other problems are just branches.”
    Disclosure: I did receive a free review copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers, but was not required to write a positive review.

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