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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pete Gall Narrator: Pete Gall Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780310309307
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The author of My Beautiful Idol is on a quest to be successful—in a lucrative job at an advertising agency, in ministry work, even in his relationships. And in a futile attempt to control the sources of love and security, he has turned these things into idols he can keep in his soul's back pocket. He pulls the idols out when he feels vulnerable and defenseless, and hides them again when things are going well. But the idols keep failing—even when he turns to his own Christian faith. In a creative narrative style rooted in raw honesty, My Beautiful Idol invites readers to identify with the young would-be Christian hero as he seeks God, and as he hides from God. Far from reducing complex matters to simplistic formulas, Pete Gall weaves together stories both sublime and wretched, ego-building and humbling, humorous and painful, and successfully celebrates the messiness of faith, the importance of validating truth, and the unscripted nature of experiencing a God who is intimately involved in all of life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/26/2013

    " a must-read confessional memoir. while it is boring in some parts and tends to get a bit waffly from time to time, there is just something about it that makes you keep reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonesbrand | 12/24/2012

    " He is real and stays true to his convictions. The ending had the most meaning for me, but my heart grew heavy as he described his sad perspective about service and ministry. We can only live with the light that we have and if love seeks the best in others isn't that real? I can't identify. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Tillman | 5/29/2012

    " I loved Pete's style and his honesty more. Reminded me of Donald Miller's works. I needed to hear the unvarnished, unrehearsed truth from Pete. Thankfully, others are "telling the truth" these days despite the best wishes of mainstream denominations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 9/12/2011

    " Really really liked it - reminds me of Blue Like Jazz. A very honest memoir. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Mclean | 12/24/2010

    " Incredible! This guy is a great writer and so honest. I loved this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mac | 9/5/2010

    " I don't really know what to say here...it was alright. Not as insightful as I expected it to be...but more entertaining than I expected...so, yeah. No complaints on this one I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mac | 6/28/2010

    " I don't really know what to say here...it was alright. Not as insightful as I expected it to be...but more entertaining than I expected...so, yeah. No complaints on this one I guess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/28/2009

    " a must-read confessional memoir. while it is boring in some parts and tends to get a bit waffly from time to time, there is just something about it that makes you keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 12/17/2008

    " I loved Pete's style and his honesty more. Reminded me of Donald Miller's works. I needed to hear the unvarnished, unrehearsed truth from Pete. Thankfully, others are "telling the truth" these days despite the best wishes of mainstream denominations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonesbrand | 8/22/2008

    " He is real and stays true to his convictions. The ending had the most meaning for me, but my heart grew heavy as he described his sad perspective about service and ministry. We can only live with the light that we have and if love seeks the best in others isn't that real? I can't identify. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 6/10/2008

    " Incredible! This guy is a great writer and so honest. I loved this book! "

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About the Author

Pete Gall is an author, speaker, freelance copywriter, brand strategist, and passion-driven gadfly whose clients range from Fortune 50 corporations to national denominations, tech start-ups, nonprofit organizations, and local churches. He and his wife, Christine, live in Indianapolis.