Dee BrestinWorthy Publishing / 2012 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$12.495 out of 5 stars for Idol Lies: Facing the Truth About Our Deepest Desires. View reviews of this product. 8 Reviews
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WinneAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5True FreedomJune 21, 2012WinneAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book promises to be ground breaking for those wishing to walk closely with God. It has been my great blessing to study this subject with Dee on her blog. What I came to understand is that idolatry is an insidious wedge between myself and God. It blocked intimacy because I depended on idols for what I should have been receiving from God. They ruled my life until Dee helped me to see them. As we worked through the scriptures I began to see how I had believed the lies promised by idols and been left bankrupt by them. Fear is another result of idolatry because idols will always let us down, they have taught us that, but Jesus never fails. My life has been changed by greater intimacy with God and freedom from fear.
ReformcatKansas City, MOAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Idol Lies has opened my eyes!June 19, 2012ReformcatKansas City, MOAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As a pastor's wife who has recently been through some very difficult times in the ministry, God brought me to a pilot study with Dee Brestin for Idol Lies. How thankful I am! God has opened my eyes to hidden sins and desires and is freeing me from their grip. Idol Lies is an excellent study which touches on heart issues common for every woman. If you are ready for God to do a deep work of transformation in you, then Idol Lies is a must read. Your eyes will be lifted to focus on Christ and your heart will begin seeking refuge in Him alone.
RD CustomerAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5"Idol Lies" changed my life.June 9, 2012RD CustomerAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I took part in Dee's online test study of " Idol Lies".
I have known the Lord for over twenty years and I was going through a rough season in my life with an overwhelming amount of stress and felt like I was drowning. The vibrant intimacy I once had with God grew shallow. What compounded this was the lack of deep, Biblical community in my life-the masks were on and it was hard to be vulnerable. I was participating in many other studies, but most were lighter and were focused on us rather than on Christ-you can knock depression, lose weight, etc. if you just apply God's word to your life. I came away 'ready to walk in faith' but ultimately ended up in the same hole.
I heard Dee Brestin was a deeper Bible teacher, so I went to her blog looking for a Bible Study I could purchase. I found she has an online Bible Study so I began to participate as Dee began her test study on "Idol Lies".
At first I didn't think idolatry was an issue with me because I am a believer but as soon as Dee admitted she struggled with idolatry in her relationships I thought, "could this be what is hindering me from that deep intimacy with Him?"
As we delved into "Idol Lies" the Lord began quickening my heart in His Word. (Dee really delves deeply into Scripture). Over time I saw His Holiness, His Power, and His deep love for me in ways I hadn't before. I saw in depth what He gave up to go to the cross for me so that I could be His. I soon realized I had believed the lie that God wasn't enough and I was running to food for comfort instead of running to God-I held up a worthless 'thing' as more ultimate than Him, the One who gave up everything for me. This compelled me to turn. Through Dee's book, over time, God began to break down the walls between us, and He rescued me from the downward spiral I was on. My intimacy with God has been restored.
This book truly is life changing. I have read it three times and each time it doesn't get old! I find new layers of things I didn't see before. Once I pick it up, I can't stop reading it- it is that kind of book! I highly recommend this book and the study that comes with it-do the study!! I have seen lives truly change. I found in doing this study with other women that as our intimacy deepened with God, the masks came off and our fellowship grew deeper as well.
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