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Age old wisdom for the 21st century,
This review is from: Counterfeit Gods: When the Empty Promises of Love, Money and Power Let You Down (Hardcover)
Keller's book is a powerful and compelling expose of the emptiness and superficiality of our age and its obsession with money, love and power. Drawing on lessons and wisdom from the lives of, among others, the Old Testament characters of Abraham, Jacob and Jonah and interspersing them with real life stories from today, I found this an enormously helpful book in understanding how my heart is so easily drawn away from the living God and where to go to find real lasting fulfilment and joy. As Keller so succinctly puts it in his introduction, "The living God who revealed Himself at both Mount Sinai and on the Cross is the only Lord who, if you find Him, can truly fulfil you, and if you fail Him, can truly forgive you". This very much is a book for our time that deserves to be widely read by those of whatever faith or religious or sceptical persuasion.