Wow! This book made me stop in my tracks and take a long, deep breath. Sometimes, as a life-long Christian , I can fool myself into believing that I have it all together: doing the right things, saying the right things, acting the right way.
It takes the gentle, tender and gracious words of someone like Pete Wilson to reel me in and make me face reality: We all have idols. And some of them are eating us alive.
If you have found yourself wishing you had more, did more or were more beautiful or successful. If you have bought the lies that you could be a better parent if only you followed the A,B,Cs of so and so. If you think that you must be doing something wrong because everything is a mess in your life. Or if you have believed that God would love you more if only you were more holy, more spiritual or move giving. If any of these things have caused you pain and grief or if you are so blind that you cannot see that you are chasing after broken dreams and empty promises, then you need to read this book.
Pete’s style is humble. He shares his own struggles with pursuing all the things that he thought he needed to be and do to be a great Christian. He also shares stories of many he has counselled; people who you will relate to. He gives checklists of how you know you’re going down the wrong path and practical helps to get you back on track.
“Learn how to replace, and not just relinquish, life’s empty promises by turning your focus and worship toward Him.”
Some of the Chapters: The Seduction of Achievement , Addicted to Approval, The Perils of Power, Money Always Wants to Be More Than Money, Religion Lies, and Addicted to Beauty.
Find out how you can satisfy your soul with Solitude, Prayer, Scripture and Fasting. Trust me, this is not the same old formula and this will convict and spur you to a new level of worship of God instead of the idols that so easily entangle.
I’m going to read it again….it’s just that good.
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