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Counterfeit Gods

Tim Keller

About This Book

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.

Category

Spiritual Growth

Type

Book discussion

Reviews

ToddJune 21, 2017

Great book that tackles cultural and everyday temptations with the struggles of idolatry. The author does a great job relating forms of idolatry to Old and New Testament passages (Bible based discussions) and always points the message to God’s relationship with mankind and Christ’s work on the cross. The group enjoyed all of those aspects and even found the cultural examples relevant to their own lives, the examples are not distant and generally cover a wide range that most people are exposed to. Some points made by Keller could be disputed depending on interpretation, and the group sometimes pointed that out, but you could still always pull out learning and conviction from the passages and discussion. The book covers fundamental separation from God and the overall message of the cross, and so is good for both people who are interested, on the fence, and already committed to God.
Prep time for the leaders was 1 hour together and 3-5 individually depending on agenda.
Prep time for all small group members was probably in the 1-2 hour range.