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Publication Date: 19 Feb 2010
Publisher: IVP
Page Count: 192
Author: Julian Hardyman
ISBN-13: 9781844744183, 9781844746323

Idols

God'S Battle For Our Hearts
By Julian Hardyman
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Summary
When we hear the word 'idol' we tend to think of football players or pop stars. We may even remember that some people's religion meant worshipping idols: little or large statues that represented a god. But what has this to do with us today? Julian Hardyman is increasingly convinced that idolatry putting anything else in the place that is rightfully God's explains us and our problems: Why we get so angry about traffic jams. What drives us to work so hard our marriage hits the rocks. What lies behind that compulsion to look at pornography. He has also found that God is engaged in a war to win back our hearts.
CONTENTS
Introduction: God's battle for our hearts
Part One: Who has idols anyway?
1. Idol diagnosis
2. Needs or preferences?
3. More and more and more
4. Lust
5. Beauty and body image
6. People idols
7. Religious and church idols
8. Political, intellectual and cultural idols
Part Two: What's the big problem?
9. Strange worship, glory swapping
10. What idols do to God
11. What idols do to us
Part Three: Idol busting
12. Repentance and forgiveness
13. Adoption and the Spirit
14. A supreme and satisfying love
15. Rest instead of restlessness
16. Spiritual Facebook
17. Submission to God's will and word
18. Looking forward to the glory of God
19. You're so vain, you probably think this book is about you.

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