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Author: Kyle Idleman Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9780310319030
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your heart is a battlefield. In gods at war, Kyle Idleman, bestselling 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. What keeps us from truly following Jesus is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else. Behind the sin you’re struggling with, the discouragement you’re dealing with, the lack of purpose you’re living with is a false god that is winning the war for your heart. According to Idleman, idolatry isn’t an issue — it is the issue. By asking insightful questions, Idleman reveals which false gods each of us are allowing on the throne of our lives. 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. Using powerful and honest testimonies of those who have struggled in each area, gods at war illustrates a clear path away from the heartache of our twenty-first century idolatry back to the heart of God – enabling us to truly be completely committed followers of Jesus. “Kyle will challenge even the most obedient Christians to re-look at their relationship with Christ.” — Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas “Only pick up this book if you are weary of losing your battles. You won’t finish it and be the same person.” — Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts “Don’t just read this book – read it now! In these pages, liberation awaits.” — Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Idleman’s tone is authentic and theologically mature…With a pastor’s edge and comprehensive approach [he] shows he’s engaged in the battle to turn readers’ hearts to God.” 

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/12/2014

    " A great descriptive (vs. defining) book on God's war on our idols by His grace. Very practical and helpful and Kyle is hilarious at times (hint: don't skip the footnotes...). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 12/28/2013

    " Kyle aids in helping you keeping the focus of your life on God and not on the other "gods" in your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 11/23/2013

    " Correctly identifies the many distractions (gods) competing for our precious time here on earth and distracting us from the eternal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 10/29/2013

    " It's an awesome book. I think this is very relevant for everyone in this day and age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharee | 10/24/2013

    " This is a must read for every Christian. Idols are everywhere and well disguised...this book is wonderfully written. Kyle Idleman uses humor, scripture and real life case studies and they are blended perfectly to make each point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 10/16/2013

    " Other than the Bible this was the most convicting book I have ever read. It's what I call an 'ouch, hallelujah' book. If you are ready to move forward in your Christian walk, read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 10/9/2013

    " Was ok, I liked Keller's book Counterfeit God better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 10/1/2013

    " Excellent book! Made me think through some things that have become gods in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/17/2013

    " This was a better written book than Idleman's last one (Not A Fan) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy | 9/13/2013

    " Great Book, excellent illustrations. First book that I have ever read that broke down modern day idolatry "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacie | 8/24/2013

    " 3.5 stars. Similar to Tim Keller's Counterfeit Gods which was also very convicting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 8/16/2013

    " Valuable book for Christians to understand and root out idols in our lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tehonebeast | 7/5/2013

    " Great book for teaching class/small-groupish discussion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shay | 3/17/2013

    " Interesting - I like that he had defining questions that assisted the thinking process on what could be the gods in your own life. "

About the Author

Kyle Idleman is the teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the largest churches in America. He is the author and presenter of the award-winning video curriculum series H2O: A Journey of Faith and The Easter Experience. Idleman and his wife, DesiRae, have four young children.

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.