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, 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.
This powerful message will cement Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time - for both the faithful and the skeptical.
Customer ReviewsSee All
A wonderful look into the primary problem that we all have. I will listen to it agian
The Merchandising Of God’s Word
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 merchandise the word of God! Shame on all of you 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. Imagine the Son of God didn’t make a dime out of preaching the Gospel and the Apostles didn’t make a dime from the Gospel. Collections by the apostles always went to the congregation and never to themselves at all! Yet that is all we see today. Preachers making millions and millions of dollars preaching the Word of God. Living a worldly life style and yet preaching 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!