gods at war by Kyle Idleman – Book Review

Book Description:

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. While these pursuits may not be the 'graven images' of old, they
are in fact modern day idols. Behind the sin you're struggling with, the
discouragement you're dealing with, the lack of purpose you're living
with is a false god that is winning the war for your heart.

According to
Idleman, idolatry isn't 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?

We're 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.

true, 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 21st century idolatry back to the heart of God — enabling us to
truly be completely committed followers of Jesus.


Okay, who wouldn't be interested in reading this book after reading that description? (That was taken from the back cover of the book.) I want to know who could read this book, and be the same person they were when they picked it up. Ann Voskamp's comment made me think about that, and I agree with her, I'm not sure it can be done.

When I first looked at the table of contents, I could see where this was going to take me. It was going to open my eyes to all of the idols in my life. So not a good thing. I didn't expect to read about the idols in my life that hadn't even crossed my mind. This can be a brutal read, I'm not going to lie to you. But. (You knew that was coming, right?) But, anyone that has committed their life to Christ and is trying to be a better Christian should read this book. In my opinion, it will help you see the things you need to work on in your everyday life. It will help you see the things that are possible to change. That is how it worked for me.

I challenge you, yes you, to read this book. Will you take that challenge?

Kyle Idleman, also the author of not a fan, and H2O, has recently released a study for this book, gods at war. I am on the search for it now!

received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for an
honest review.

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  • Reply Laura L. July 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I want to read this!

  • Reply Julie July 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I just so happen to have a copy that you can borrow! 🙂

  • Reply Laura L. July 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Bring it tomorrow!

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