There may be no wooden or golden idols in your home, such as the ancient Israelites struggled with, but chances are, there are significant idols in your heart. These idols can look like normal, everyday concerns about security, financial stability, desire for attention or affection, but can easily become the ugly reality of anxiety, greed, and seeking approval of man, rather than God.
In Gods at War, Kyle Idleman addresses the issue of idolatry in the lives of believers by asking insightful questions that will help you determine which false gods are striving to sit on the throne of your heart. By sharing true and powerful testimonies of those who have struggled with the idols of money, sex, success, food and romance, Idleman clears away the cultural baggage of the 21st century to expose these gods for what they are--rivals to our unhindered devotion to Christ. Discover the freedom that awaits you when you allow the true God to reside unchallenged in your heart and life.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 6 hours 53 minutes; 6 CDs; performed by Macleod Andrews.
your heart is a battlefield. In gods at war, Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of not a fan, helps every believer recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else. Behind the sin youre struggling with, the discouragement youre dealing with, the lack of purpose youre living with is a false god that is winning the war for your heart. According to Idleman, idolatry isnt an issue it is the issue. By asking insightful questions, Idleman reveals which false gods each of us are allowing on the throne of our lives. What do you sacrifice for? What makes you mad? What do you worry about? Whose applause do you long for? Were all wired for worship, but we often end up valuing and honoring the idols of money, sex, food, romance, success, and many others that keep us from the intimate relationship with God that we desire. Using powerful and honest testimonies of those who have struggled in each area, gods at war illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of our twenty-first century idolatry back to the heart of God enabling us to truly be completely committed followers of Jesus. Kyle will challenge even the most obedient Christians to re-look at their relationship with Christ. Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas Only pick up this book if you are weary of losing your battles. You wont finish it and be the same person. Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts Dont just read this book read it now! In these pages, liberation awaits. Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith
Kyle Idleman is Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fourth largest church in America. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling book not a fan. He is also the presenter of several video curricula, including not a fan, H2O, and the newly released study gods at war.