Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller
The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters

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For the faithful and the seeker- the inspiring New York Times bestseller from the author of The Reason for God.

Harsh economic realities are casting new light on the pursuits of sex, money, and success for happiness: careers, fortunes, marriages, and retirement security have collapsed. Many feel lost, disenchanted, and resentful.

In this inspiring new book, Timothy Keller, one of the country's most popular spiritual guides, reveals the unvarnished truth about faith, our hearts' desires, and the pursuit of happiness-and where all of it can ultimately be found.


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Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first a pastor in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today, Redeemer has more than five thousand regular Sunday attendees, plus the members of more than one hundred new churches around the world. Also the author of Counterfeit Gods, The Prodigal God, and the New York Times bestseller The Reason for God, he lives in New York with his family.
Published October 20, 2009 by Riverhead Books. 252 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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The Gospel Coalition

Counterfeit Gods focuses most on four idols: love, money, success, and power.Diagnostic questions help us discern our idols (xxi?xxii, 168?70).

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The Mockingbird

Music"," - 03 Soundtrack of My Summer"," - 04 Down In The Churchyard"," - 05 Total Destruction to Your Mind"," - 06 Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline)"," - 07 Every Day As We Grow Closer (original mix)"," - 08 She Might Look My Way"," - 09 Lazarus"," - 10 Good"," - 11 Wouldn’t It Be Good"," - 12 Jon...

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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 t...

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Discerning Reader

“It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.” If anything in all the world is more fundamental than God to your happiness, to your meaning in life, then that thing has become a...

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