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From the March 12, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


GREAT BOOK REVIEW I found Kim Shippey’s review of Counterfeit Gods so very helpful [February 6 Sentinel, “Your safety assured”], especially bringing out Timothy Keller’s definition of an idol: “It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give. ” And then the list of contemporary idols of “workaholism, chronic indecisiveness, perfectionism, and the need to control the lives of others—plus excessive love of one’s own children.