(EPUB) [Gods at War]

  • Paperback
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  • Gods at War
  • Kyle Idleman
  • English
  • 13 May 2020
  • 9780310318842

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Gods at War characters Ç 0 Kyle Idleman ´ 0 Download 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 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 Jesu. Recently I listened to a sermon series on idolatry this sermon series was based on the book Gospel Treason What Happens When You Give Your Heart to Idols It was fantastic so when I saw this book offered on the booksneeze blogger program I immediately signed up for a copy The cover was cool I had mental images of Thor and Loki battling it out with battle axes and fireonly in a Christian sort of way because this was about idols of the heart an enormously important topic I was a little disappointed that there was no battle imagery depicted in this book should I say Spoiler Alert but Kyle has written a good book none the lessIn part one he sets up his premise declaring that idolatry is not just a issue it s THE issue The heart is the battle ground where the gods war for our attention and worship And the fact that God is a jealous God who is not content to let us chase after lesser things From here the sections revolve around Temples the temple of pleasure the god of food the god of sex and the god of entertainment the temple of power and the temple of love There is no practical section at the end of the book because he does this after each god he addresses He always includes a segment called Idol ID in which he walks you through some searching uestions to help you discern whether this might be an idol in your heart or not Then he includes a segment called Jesus My Satisfaction with the tag line Idols are defeated not by being removed but by being replaced This last one is where he walks the reader through Jesus supremacy and the idol s inability to satisfyKyle Idleman uses lots of first hand examples from his life or people he has counseled These are often very useful for grasping the reality of the situation making the issue concrete rather than theoretical He helpfully applies Scripture making it fun and interesting At the same time I was left wanting something I m not sure if this is a problem of the book or me I ll admit that I m a glutton for punishment Years of academic reading have conditioned me to want harder reading detailed exegesis or at least some serious AW Tozer style prophetic tongue lashing If that is what you are looking for then you wont find it here That s probably a good thing for the average person This is a great introduction to the concept of idolatry It s fun even though there are no cool battle scenes filled with examples and practical helps and it s Gospel centeredI did find it difficult to not compare it with the sermon series I mentioned above but that s not even a fair comparison especially since I haven t even read the book the series is based upon So I ll let that slide But there where a few minor things that annoyed me There are freuent R codes throughout the book linking to a song or an audiovideo testimony I don t have an iphone Plus it is an element of the book that will go out of date in the near future so I would have preferred it if they would have left it out I would have probably thought otherwise if I had an iphonewho knows But the biggest annoyance to me was superfluous footnotes that could have easily been included within the body of the text Footnotes like So I ve been told They would probably say gobbledygook hooey hogwash or poppycock Admittly that is awesome etc So when it comes to some of these editorial choices within the book I would say to uote Kyle Idleman s first book that I m Not a Fan The true content of the book however is well worth reading I would say that I give it between 3 and 4 stars

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Gods at War characters Ç 0 Kyle Idleman ´ 0 Download E 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 uestions 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. Man was created to bow That is the central statement and this book pulls no punches I like many of you thought I was safe I mean surely I m not an idolator That s the stuff of the Old Testament Or my unsaved neighbors or that weird church in another city or maybe that tribe in the Definitely not me But oh how I was wrong I received a free copy of Gods at War to review for Booksneeze with some presumptions But not far into reading the book I knew that this was a wake up call from my complacency I know that anything that takes the place of God in my life is in fact an idol but somewhere I lost perspective and wasn t seeing those things that I had allowed to encroach on the ruling seat of my own life This book pulls back the covers and reveals those things that have remain hidden because they seem good Things like achievement romance food even family Anything that comes before God is an idol no matter how pretty it looks or good it seems Finally when we have weeded out all the other false gods in our lives we have to pull down the most difficult one me It may be the hardest one to fight We must fight the god of me everyday But as the author restates over and over throughout the book an idol cannot be displaced it must be replaced The only proper replacement is Jesus I recommend this book to anyone and everyone especially if you think it doesn t apply to you I can assure you that it most certainly does have relevance and application to life The author brings correction with a gentle hand With properly placed humor and real life stories from modern and Biblical sources you will feel compelled to look at your own life and pull down some idols

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Gods at War characters Ç 0 Kyle Idleman ´ 0 Download 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 th. You can t go wrong when you read a book about idolatry since it s one of the biggest temptations in the life of a Christian today So I was delighted with the book Gods at War Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart by Kyle Idleman as it covered many aspects of modern idolatryWhen I first started reading the book I was not captivated with the content however knowing from past experience that Kyle Idleman is a great author I continued reading and fell into a rhythm of understanding Soon I was highlighting and writing notes in my Kindleand contemplating the idols within The book is divided topics such as the temple of pleasure temple of power and temple of love Within those units you ll find the gods of food sex entertainment success money achievement romance family and the god of me Have I captured your attentionIf you want to identify the own idols and false gods hidden in your life then grab a copy of this book Keep reading until you get to the section on templesand enjoy the bookI received this book free from the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising