on 30 December 2010
I liked the book as it really gives a deep insight into how corrupted we are, in our pursuit of things that have give no true joy. The book highlights the importance of the first commandment and the problems that ignorance to it can create. Although I felt there was not so much help in the process by which we change it. But I must also say that I have listened to many of his messages and this may also be a reason as I may not have felt that I heard anything new, either way a top notch book. Tim Keller is one of my favourite writers.
on 5 September 2012
A superbly instructive explanation of the major forms of idolatry existing in the world. Timothy Keller's purpose is to show that people would rather seek anything else (eg. success, love, family, power) to satisfy their deepest needs rather than trust in their Creator. Good, solid biblical teaching taken from the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Zacchaues, Naaman and Nebuchadnezzar - I think this book would be especially suited for non-christians to help them understand their need of God and lead them to the answer, which is Jesus Christ. Read it and pass it on.