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Publisher Description

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.

Religion & Spirituality
October 20
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Seattle Day ,

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.

mmw_90 ,


Timothy Keller is a real national treasure blessed by with a message to us as individuals, our churches, and our nation

Megan Renae #14 ,

Incredible book for everyone!

I am a college age female and my uncle (pastor) had my parents and I go over this book after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes freshman year of college. This book was so incredible! These “idols” we can recognize becuase we’ve heard about them before, but he talks about them in such a unique was that I was highlighting things on every page! I’ve been an active believer my whole life and learned many new things (or things said in new ways) that really stick with you! 100% recommend for anyone and everyone!

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