cover image No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols

No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols

Kelly Minter, Author David C. Cook Distribution $14.99 (198p) ISBN 978-0-7814-4897-0

Minter-worship leader, songwriter and author of the popular Living Room series of Bible study guides-offers readers surprising depth and breadth in this book on modern-day idols. It would have been easy to focus on surface idols such as materialism, beauty and media, and Minter does touch on those things, but she digs deeper into the false gods we really worship, using examples from the Bible throughout. ""Simply put, it's anything and everything that takes the place of God in my life,"" she explains. She first establishes that God is personal, desiring a relationship with each of his children, then explains why we are so drawn to idolatry instead of that relationship. She describes core issues such as ""being unloved or perpetually un-chosen,"" the pain of not having enough (insert love or children or significance) and the lie that something other than God can meet deep needs. There are chapters on what idols look like, the pitfalls of legalism and the difficult issue of surrender. Minter does a fair amount of soul-searching, all with a healthy dose of humor that will have readers laughing while examining their hearts. Although it's marketed to women, this book will have a wide appeal to all Christian readers.