Simply put, we are a people wired to worship.
The question isn’t, “Do we worship?”
The question is “Who (or what) do we worship?”
~Pete Wilson in Empty Promises~
In Empty Promises, Pete Wilson unveils seven idols he believes many of today’s Christians struggle with, including achievement, approval, power, money, religion, beauty, and dreams. Wilson shares personal stories and biblical examples to illustrate how each of these idols in the end delivers empty promises. He also explores how we can replace these idols and turn our devotion to the one true God.
This is the first book I’ve read from Pete Wilson. I found his down-to-earth writing style refreshing and his stories helpful in understanding our tendencies toward idolatry. I must admit it took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did, Wilson’s insights and stories challenged me in many ways to examine the idols I have in my life. The spiritual practices he recommends to help put Jesus at the center of our lives (e.g., worship, fasting, praying) are not new ideas but ones we hear often because they are essential in growing our faith and trust in God.
I would recommend this book to my family and friends who are believers because I think it gives a necessary awareness of those idols that hold us back from fully devoting ourselves to the one true God.
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