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Overview Minter explores what happens when good desires become false gods, robbing people of an intimate relationship with the heavenly Father. (Christian)
Our lives revolve around our deepest needs and greatest treasures. Relationships. Family. Financial security. Private hopes and dreams.
Most of our desires are healthy. Yet these longings can become passions we not only pursue, but worship. And while idol worship may seem like ancient history, we still face the modern-day equivalent version], as natural needs slowly consume our hearts and minds, competing with God's rightful place in our lives.
"No Other Gods" offers a revealing look at the heart of a woman. Author Kelly Minter explores what happens when good desires become false gods, robbing us of an intimate relationship with our heavenly father.
So discover the freedom in surrender. The healing in worship. And the joy found in exchanging everyday gods for the one true God.
Listen to two samples from Kelly Minter's worship CD "Finer Day."
Finer Day: First In My Heart:
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From Publishers Weekly Minterworship leader, songwriter and author of the popular Living Room series of Bible study guidesoffers readers surprising depth and breadth in this book on modern-day idols. It would have been easy to focus on surface idols such as materialism, beauty and media, and Minter does touch on those things, but she digs deeper into the false gods we really worship, using examples from the Bible throughout. Simply put, its anything and everything that takes the place of God in my life, she explains. She first establishes that God is personal, desiring a relationship with each of his children, then explains why we are so drawn to idolatry instead of that relationship. She describes core issues such as being unloved or perpetually un-chosen, the pain of not having enough (insert love or children or significance) and the lie that something other than God can meet deep needs. There are chapters on what idols look like, the pitfalls of legalism and the difficult issue of surrender. Minter does a fair amount of soul-searching, all with a healthy dose of humor that will have readers laughing while examining their hearts. Although its marketed to women, this book will have a wide appeal to all Christian readers. (Apr.)Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 0781448972 ISBN13 9780781448970
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More About Kelly Minter
Kelly Minter is an accomplished speaker, songwriter and performer, and is the author of No Other gods and Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break. She leads worship and speaks to women across the country, taking part in LifeWay conferences and their annual Women's Forum. Kelly resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about No Other Gods?
Good for group study. May 29, 2010
We're using this book for small group study and are enjoying the relevancy. The topics are real and easily understood. It's amazing how history comes to life still in the present day.
No other gods. Nov 21, 2009
"No other gods" is an excellent book which shows us how God loves us with a strong love and wants to be first in our lives as it says in the 1st Commandment, which is " Thou shall have no other gods before me." Kelly Minter exposes our modern day idols in our lives which we place a higher priority on more than our relationship with the one true God. This book brings that first commandmant into the century that we live in and makes it relevant to our lives. This is a must read for every Christian. Her syle of writing is refreshing and it is an easy read, but will give you much food for thought and will expose your heart and your true loves.
Vague, generic, disappointing Jan 30, 2009
I was really disappointed with this book. A dear friend of mine recommended it, but we did not realize that she had actually read the Bible study version ("living room series"). Perhaps this author's writing style is more suited to a Bible study.
I gave this book two stars rather than one because there are a few nuggets that shine through, where the author shares of herself and her experience in a way that allows you to glimpse the transforming power that she talks about. From these few examples, I can tell that the she has had a significant experience, but she does not share enough of herself to let us in on that experience. There's not enough to connect with the reader.
The VAST majority of the book is filled with generic, vague allusions to struggles, steps, and recoveries. You get little to no insight about what these struggles actually were, what functional idols she has let go of, what steps she has taken, and HOW she has been transformed. Instead, the overall impression is trite, impersonal, and superficial. While there are a few glimpses, it fails to really express the power that I do believe this author (and many of us who seek God) has experienced and longs to experience.
Please, KEEP WRITING Kelly! Aug 15, 2008
This is the second book I read by Kelly Minter (the first was Water into Wine) and I absolutely LOVE her! It is appropriate that the Bible study she wrote, with the same title, is part of The Living Room Series, because that is exactly where you feel you are while reading Kelly's books! She shares stories that we can all relate to and the reader is drawn seamlessly to the parallels between Kelly's stories, their own life struggles and the relevance of the Living Word TODAY. I am glad I read the book before I started the Bible study...which I begin today :) I HIGHLY recommend both of Minter's books. You will feel like you are hanging out in your own living room with your favorite girlfriend sharing the intimate details of your spiritual journey, hopes, fears, dreams, and struggles. Water into Wine: Hope for the Miraculous in the Struggle of the Mundane
Idol worship is not strictly the territory of ancient pagan villages Jul 10, 2008
Idol worship is not strictly the territory of ancient pagan villages. "No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols" is a look at the human over-pursuit - where the desire becomes too great and rolls over into the arena of worship. A look into a woman's mind who was affected by this frenzy of materialism, "No Other Gods" is a spiritual guide about setting one's life's priorities in the right order. Highly recommended for community library Christian studies collections.