Counterfeit Gods – Timothy Keller (Paperback)


When the empty promises of love, money and power let you down

Two thousand years ago, the most developed nations in the world worshipped idols – gods of wood and stone. Today we may laugh at their ignorance, but then modern manifestation of idolatry are not less foolish and just as harmful to our wellbeing.

Culturally transforming and biblically grounded, Counterfeit Gods is a powerful book by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, pondering the persistent temptation to worship what can only disappoint, and with a vital message for today’s climate of financial and social difficulty. Keller looks at the issue of idolatry throughout the Bible, from the worship of actual idols in the Old Testament to the love of money by the rich young ruler in Jesus’ parable. Using these classic stories, Keller cuts through our dependence on the glittering false gods of money, sex and power to uncover the path towards trust in the real ultimate – God.

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About the Author

Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He was first pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Virginia. In 1989, he started the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons.

Additional information

Weight268 g
Dimensions202 × 126 × 13 mm
Publishing Details

Copyright © 2009 by Timothy Keller, Published by Penguin Group (U.S.A) Inc., First printing, October 2009, This edition is published by special arrangement with and permission of Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, PVM Harvest Resources

Content Pages

210 pages