Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Review: Gods at War by Kyle Idleman

Idols.  They're not just things or people we sit and pray to.  We need to look at our lives and see what we give the most attention.  That can become an idol.

It is okay to like things.  It's okay to do things that aren't directly Christian (like reading a book blog on the internet or watching a secular television show).  When we put these things above God, give them our special time and treatment, they become idols.  This can happen to Christian things as well, like music, traditions, books, movies, religious figures, anything.

Idleman's book focuses on what we may knowingly or unknowingly place as idols in our own lives and what to do when this happens, how to overcome idol worship.  He shows how easy it is to let something be an idol.  The most common everyday things can become idols in our lives. The gods at war are the false idols and the real true God.  We cannot fully follow God when we are still attached to false idols.

I read this book as a review request from netgalley.com using Adobe Digital on my laptop.  All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated for this review in any way.

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