Our BookCenter recommends the following books to help us understand how we often compromise our faith and our eternity by placing creations above our Creator.
Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
by Timothy J. Keller
Success, true love, and the life you’ve always wanted. Many of us place our faith in these things, believing they hold the key to happiness. But there is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings.
I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives.
by Dave Sterrett and Doug Bender
Real people—both the famous and the unfamiliar—tell their individual stories of hitting bottom. But none of them stayed there. Instead, they found a surprising truth: that no one is too far from God to find Him.
Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and the American Culture
by Herb Schlossberg
This book examines the idols that are to blame for our nation’s decay and suggests how we can heal our culture. Schlossberg was a historian who served as a senior analyst in the CIA.
Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Delve into the heart of the problem: deep down, we are all idol-worshippers who put our loves, desires, and expectations above God and then suﬀer the consequences. But God can use our messy lives for His glory!
Live Second: 365 Ways to Make Jesus First
by Doug Bender
Many have declared, “I am second”—realizing that when God comes first in their lives, everything makes sense. This interactive devotional can help us put Jesus first every day.
We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry
by G. K. Beale
The heart of the biblical understanding of idolatry, argues Gregory Beale, is that “we take on the characteristics of what we worship.” Follow his thinking as he interprets Isaiah 6 through this lens.