Keller answers why the world and humanity is full of problems and why very few people are happy and at peace.
If God is not in the center of our lives, something else is. These other things are Idols. You can't get rid of one Idol without replacing it with something else. There always has to be something that we live for and Keller says that only living for God can satisfy our hearts and bring us joy and happiness even through suffering.
He also mentions that the human heart naturally craves for the idol of power and goes back to the Fall and how Satan used this to get Adam and Eve to sin.
I like in particular how he mentions in the epilogue that Christians will always put something else above God, no matter how hard we try not to. It is the depraved nature of humans and we must keep aware of when we do it and remember to remain disciplined with prayer, worship and meditation.
- Format: Kindle Edition
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- Print Length: 240 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (16 September 2010)
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004JHY8V2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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