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The latest book I’ve read is gods at war by Kyle Idleman. This book is a must read! There are a lot of books out there that aren’t worth the time, but this one definitely is.
While I had not read his previous book not a fan, I was intrigued and decided to check this one out. Boy am I glad I did.
The premise of the book is that all of us as humans are made to worship. The trouble is that we tend to worship things other than God. Idleman points the spotlight on the issue of idolatry in our world today, and deals with several of the gods that compete for our hearts and attentions.
One thing that I really liked about this book is that it was not repetitive. The material is fresh from start to finish. He does a great job of explaining what modern-day idol worship looks like and how to combat an array of popular idols.
Each section of the book deals with different areas of life where people are drawn to worship—areas like: pleasure, power, and love. For each of these, there are more specific foci and great explanations and examples. There are stories from the author’s life, as well as the lives of other, sometimes well-known, Christians who have dealt with these issues and idols.
The book is engaging and a quick read. I highly recommend this one. This is the best book I’ve read this year.
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I can’t take credit for discovering this book on my own. This is one that I discovered through Thomas Nelson CEO Michael Hyatt. He blogged about this book a little over a year ago, and after reading his review I was very excited about this book.
In his latest book, Max Lucado emphasizes the importance of acts of love in the life of Christ followers. Using the book of Acts, he highlights the importance of loving and serving “the least of these.” His premise is that as we love Christ more, we will begin to show love for people and that our acts of love will outlive us.