I have recently had the opportunity to take a few days off work, and was able to finish a book I started an age ago – Tim Keller’s excellent Counterfeit Gods.
In many ways this is a book length treatment of the topic of my last post (Why things in this world aren’t enough). Keller combines rasor-sharp cultural observation and analysis with warm and wonderful Biblical exposition making this a must-read as far as I am concerned.
But be warned – this might be a painful read as our own idols are exposed. He spares no punches for those of us who make an idol out of doctrinal accuracy, or popularity, or security etc. etc. A helpful reminder of keeping the main thing the main thing. And a sermon series waiting to be ‘borrowed’…?