Idols of the Heart

A few excerpts from the "Introduction" of Tim Keller's book Counterfeit Gods:

"A counterfeit god is anything so central and essential to your life that, should you lose it, your life would feel hardly worth living."

"But counterfeit gods always disappoint, and often destructively so."

"Perfectionism, workaholism, chronic indecisiveness, the need to control the lives of others - all of these stem from making good things into idols that then drive us into the ground as we try to appease them. Idols dominate our lives."

"The only way to free ourselves from the destructive influence of counterfeit gods is to turn back to the true one. The living God, who revealed himself both at Mount Sinai and on the Cross, is the only Lord who, if you find him, can truly fulfill you, and, if you fail him, can truly forgive you."

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