Kyle Idleman has once again realigned my thoughts on what it means to be a modern day follower of Jesus. In gods at war, the whole premise is to get back to the greatest commandment- Love God first and foremost! We have today become a culture of idol worshippers, and it has seeped into the church. If anything can distract us from our worship and love of God, then it can become an idol. Kyle describes these different distractions and how we can allow them to take the place on the seat of our worship.
What I liked most about this book was the genuine writing style of Idleman. He comes across from the position of humility, not judgment. After all, he is writing about a subject that is very easy to come from the position of judgment, but he does not. He tells stories, relates life experiences, and is good with humor as he writes about topics that have become very much entwined with our church culture.
As I read the book, I found myself often thinking about how my love and worship for God is often bombarded by the many gods of this world.
Some of the quotes that helped jolt me into the awareness of modern day idolatry are:
Idolatry isn’t just one of the many sins; rather it’s the one great sin that all others come from.
Idolatry is always the issue. It’s the trunk of the tree, and all other problems are just branches.
He (God) hates everything that becomes an obstacle between you and Him, everything that blocks your view of Him or threatens to keep you from hearing His voice.
When you subtract the religious language, worship is the built in human reflex to put your hope in something or someone and then chase after it.
gods at war is a book that I would highly recommend as one that points directly to the heart of the issue of problems within our society. We are created to worship, and Idleman has sought to readjust the what and who we worship back to God.This book BookSneeze® has provided you with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy.