• Counterfeit Gods

  • The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope That Matters
  • By: Timothy Keller
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet and nationally renowned minister Timothy Keller exposes the error of making good things "ultimate" in this book, and shows listeners a new path toward a hope that lasts. 

Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. No wonder we feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet Him again, or for the first time.

In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message cements Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time—for both the faithful and the skeptical.

©2009 Timothy Keller (P)2022 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Keller's wisdom and biblical understanding, served up in clear, engaging writing, can help both Christians and non-Christians to identify the idols in our own hearts and replace empty promises with hope in Christ."—World magazine 

"Offers much insight for shepherding local churches. Keller argues that Christians cannot understand themselves or their culture unless they discern the counterfeit gods."—Christianity Today 

"Tim Keller knows how to tell a Bible story. Like The Prodigal God before it.... Counterfeit Gods is built around them. And every time I read one of those stories, I feel like I am hearing it for the first time.... Counterfeit Gods is easily one of the best books I've read this year."—Tim Challies 

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Boring

This book is just boring. There are no insights here. It would have been better as a 15-minute sermon.

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Eye opening

Must read book for every Christian! Brings much clarity to the chaos and confusion encountered in this life.

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I'm sorry, but the narration made it unlistenable

it was so completely monotone and with no life or inflection. it made it difficult to keep listening.