Pete Wilson is a writer that puts tools in the hands of the reader.
This text is similar to Tim Keller’s Counterfeit God’s in subject matter – that we as humans are looking for the power & satisfaction of a relationship w/ God in everything but God, Himself. One of the great qualities of this book is that it is highly applicable. I have also read, Counterfeit God’s by Keller and though they are similar in content/subject matter – Keller is quite scholarly & theological, (I loved his book by the way), Wilson is more applicable and able to transfer tools to the reader. Both highly needed & each meeting a need in the life & mind of the reader.
Throughout the book, author Pete Wilson does offer his own transparency in searching for the power of God in everything but God. He often compares some of the times where he thought he had experienced the perfect day, the perfect vacation, the perfect evening, all while seeing that even though life can be abundant and free, we are flawed & frail beings who stray from the promises of God, to the pleasures of the world’s emptiness.
This is a solid text that should be digested by churches, families, singles, and even teenagers. Be challenged by this new book on a familiar, ever-present problem that every human has.
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