• Gods at War

  • Defeating the Idols That Battle for Your Heart
  • By: Kyle Idleman
  • Narrated by: K.C. Bragg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gods at War illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of our 21st-century idolatry back to the heart of God - enabling us to be completely committed followers of Jesus.

What do Netflix, our desire for the corner office, and that perfect picture we just posted on Instagram have to do with each other? None of these things is wrong in itself. But when we begin to allow entertainment, success, or social media to control us, we miss out on the joy of God's rule in our hearts.

In Gods at War, Pastor Kyle Idleman, best-selling author of Not a Fan, helps every believer recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives.

According to Idleman, idolatry isn't an issue - it is the issue. And he reveals which false gods each of us are allowing on the throne of our lives, by asking insightful questions such as:

  • What do you sacrifice for?
  • What makes you mad?
  • What do you worry about?
  • Whose applause do you long for?

We're all wired for worship, but we often end up valuing and honoring the idols of money, sex, food, romance, success, and many others that keep us from the intimate relationship with God that we desire.

In this updated edition, Pastor Kyle adds a new introduction as well as new content about the battle many of us face with technology - whether we are tempted to send just one more text, stay online when our bodies need rest, or find ourselves putting email before in-person relationships. How can we seek God with our whole hearts instead?

Spanish and student editions also available.

©2018 Kyle Idleman (P)2021 Zondervan

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Couldn’t put it down

A real eye opener. It helped me to identify things in my life that I have placed above God. The most memorable line for me is that it is a Throne (for one) “not a loveseat”!

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Absolute Truth!!!

As a somewhat long time christian this book opened my eyes to the tools satin uses to distract me from the blessings The one and only true God had for me. This truth helped me deal with the causes of my temptations and impure thoughts, impulses and long term goals and actions. It deals with the heart of living a life true to and for Christ. A MUST READ (or listen) for anyone SERIOUS about allowing GOD his rightful place in your life.

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Eye opening and educational

This book is great for the soul that longs for real evaluation of everyday idols that suck you dry. Excellent book!

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Love this!

Aside from Mark Comer who breaks me every time I read his books, Kyle, this book, broke me, in all of the ways I needed. This will be added to one other book I read, every year, to remember, other than the Bible.😉
He pointed out things I didn't even realize I struggled with, as an idol.