Friday, April 12, 2013

Gods At War by Kyle Idleman

     With a title like that you would expect a thesis on spiritual warfare. In a way that is what you get. But it is more on the level of personal idols in our life that is being handled. We all have them
           The idols Idleman talks about are common things such as money, fame, love, power.
            Idleman is a teaching pastor at a church in Louisville, Kentucky. In his ministry he deals with these idols. Not that they are inherently bad. Just when taken to extremes.
           It has a subtitle ‘Defeating The Idols That Battle For Your Heart’ and this is The underlying message to the chapters. Each chapter concludes with an Idol Id, a group of questions that drive the point home. The Idol Id is followed by a call to choose Jesus as the solution.
            I found the easy over the fence presentation to be nonthreatening. It is not deep.  It doesn’t have to be. All of us need to think through just what we are allowing in the place of dependence on God alone for our satisfaction.
            The author held my attention and kept me reading  The information was presented chatty style. It may seem a bit simplistic at times but it is not written for the scholar.
            This book was provided to me complimentary by Book Sneeze to be reviewed
as a book review blogger. I was not required to give a positive review. The views expressed are my own and not those of the publisher.

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