So this book wrecked me. I read Idleman's first book "Not a Fan" just a few weeks ago and it convicted me and challenged me in discipleship and worship like only a few other books had before. Reading "Gods at War" however not only challenged me, but completely revealed my heart for me to see. Needless to say, there were things I absolutely did not like that I saw in me.
Idleman takes the sin of idolatry and writes an amazing book on its place in our lives on a daily basis. He states that we all worship something and that these somethings compete with our relationship with God on a regular basis. Idleman continues this thought throughout the rest of the book dealing with the idols of food, pleasure, sex, money, achievement, acceptance, love, family, success, romance, and more. Through perfectly crafted stories and spot on scriptural applications, Idleman brings to light the ugly truth that are habits, thoughts, actions, desires, and behaviors reveal, that is, there are idols set up in many of our lives that are ultimately robbing us from a joyful and intimate relationship with Christ.
This is a must read for everyone. Idleman uses his humor and story telling to somewhat soften the blows of truth, and together the combination makes the reader both hate what they are reading and yet love it at the same time. Our small groups will begin working through the book at the end of this
Ryan is engaged to Rachel and resides in Perry, GA. He is the proud "Dada" to Rylee and Charlee. He holds a Bachelors degree in Social Science Education and a Masters degree in church ministry / leadership. He has served in various positions of ministry, music, management, and more. He spends his free time with his girls, writing and playing music, reading books, playing and watching sports, and living life. To contact Ryan, email firstname.lastname@example.org.