Gods at War illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of our 21st century idolatry back to the heart of God--enabling us to be completely committed followers of Jesus.
What do Netflix, our desire for the corner office, and that perfect picture we just posted on Instagram have to do with each other? None of these things is wrong in itself. But when we begin to allow entertainment, success, or social media to control us, we miss out on the joy of God's rule in our hearts.
In Gods at War, Pastor Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of Not a Fan, helps every believer recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives.
According to Idleman, idolatry isn't an issue--it is the issue. And he reveals which false gods each of us are allowing on the throne of our lives, by asking insightful questions such as:
- What do you sacrifice for?
- What makes you mad?
- What do you worry about?
- Whose applause do you long for?
We're all wired for worship, but we often end up valuing and honoring the idols of money, sex, food, romance, success, and many others that keep us from the intimate relationship with God that we desire.
In this updated edition, Pastor Kyle adds a new introduction as well as new content about the battle many of us face with technology--whether we are tempted to send just one more text, stay online when our bodies need rest, or find ourselves putting email before in-person relationships. How can we seek God with our whole hearts instead?
Spanish and student editions also available.
About the Author
Kyle Idleman is teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church, the fifth largest church in America, where he speaks to more than twenty thousand people each weekend. He is the bestselling and award-winning author of Not a Fan, Aha, and Grace is Greater. He is a frequent speaker for national conventions and influential churches across the country. Kyle and his wife, DesiRae, have four children and live on a farm in Louisville, KY.