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No Other gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols [Kindle Edition]

Kelly Minter
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Book Description

Our lives revolve around our deepest needs and greatest treasures. Relationships. Family. Financial security. Private hopes and dreams.

Most of our desires are healthy. Yet these longings can become passions we not only pursue, but worship. And while idol worship may seem like ancient history, we still face the modern-day equivalent, as natural needs slowly consume our hearts and minds, competing with God’s rightful place in our lives.

No Other Gods offers a revealing look at the heart of a woman. Author Kelly Minter explores what happens when good desires become false gods, robbing us of an intimate relationship with our heavenly father.

So discover the freedom in surrender. The healing in worship. And the joy found in exchanging everyday gods for the one true God.

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About the Author

Kelly Minter is an accomplished speaker, songwriter and performer, and is the author of The Fitting Room and Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break. She leads worship and speaks to women across the country, taking part in LifeWay conferences and their annual Women's Forum. Kelly resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

  • File Size: 632 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RLPU4U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please, KEEP WRITING Kelly! August 15, 2008
This is the second book I read by Kelly Minter (the first was Water into Wine) and I absolutely LOVE her! It is appropriate that the Bible study she wrote, with the same title, is part of The Living Room Series, because that is exactly where you feel you are while reading Kelly's books! She shares stories that we can all relate to and the reader is drawn seamlessly to the parallels between Kelly's stories, their own life struggles and the relevance of the Living Word TODAY. I am glad I read the book before I started the Bible study...which I begin today :) I HIGHLY recommend both of Minter's books. You will feel like you are hanging out in your own living room with your favorite girlfriend sharing the intimate details of your spiritual journey, hopes, fears, dreams, and struggles. Water into Wine: Hope for the Miraculous in the Struggle of the Mundane
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42 of 56 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Vague, generic, disappointing January 29, 2009
By Amy
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I was really disappointed with this book. A dear friend of mine recommended it, but we did not realize that she had actually read the Bible study version ("living room series"). Perhaps this author's writing style is more suited to a Bible study.

I gave this book two stars rather than one because there are a few nuggets that shine through, where the author shares of herself and her experience in a way that allows you to glimpse the transforming power that she talks about. From these few examples, I can tell that the she has had a significant experience, but she does not share enough of herself to let us in on that experience. There's not enough to connect with the reader.

The VAST majority of the book is filled with generic, vague allusions to struggles, steps, and recoveries. You get little to no insight about what these struggles actually were, what functional idols she has let go of, what steps she has taken, and HOW she has been transformed. Instead, the overall impression is trite, impersonal, and superficial. While there are a few glimpses, it fails to really express the power that I do believe this author (and many of us who seek God) has experienced and longs to experience.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing May 25, 2011
This book literally changed my life. I went into the bookstore, saw this, and thought "I don't need this book, I know who God is and I don't put anything before Him" HA!... Was I wrong, this book opened my eyes to the little things I do unknowingly that come before God in my life as well as the big things I need to surrender to Him. After reading this book, I wish I could find Kelly Minter and give her a huge HUG... This book has changed me forever, it has got me back aligned with God, and improved the way I see MY God. On top of being a good book, it's also funny, fresh, and honest. IT is as if you're sitting and having girl-talk with your big sister... You definitely should read this!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Idol worship is not strictly the territory of ancient pagan villages. "No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols" is a look at the human over-pursuit - where the desire becomes too great and rolls over into the arena of worship. A look into a woman's mind who was affected by this frenzy of materialism, "No Other Gods" is a spiritual guide about setting one's life's priorities in the right order. Highly recommended for community library Christian studies collections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I needed this...Maybe we all do February 17, 2013
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What a challenging step to take, confronting our idols. Kelly really leads us through it though--with laughs and with beautiful jewels of redemptive and gracefilled truth. An awesome read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars We all have other gods.. February 26, 2013
By Cathy
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Kelly gets right to the heart of our woes. we have to overcome our love of 'other gods" and worship the one true God. I loved this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking February 12, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I appreciated the author's way of looking at life and the ability to inspire the reader to re-evaluate many aspects of our modern day world. It is well written and thought-provoking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars INSPIRING February 6, 2013
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Just what I needed at the time. We all have hidden gods and she helps you see them for what they really are.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars read your bible more and bible self help books less
She writes very adequately. I thought her personal stores were to much in some chapters. I will say the biggest thing the Lord showed me about this book is I turn to "bible... Read more
Published 17 days ago by landmall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a Great Read in our Study Group. Love it.
Published 27 days ago by Ann Hester
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Excellent perspective on something we all do in today's world put other things before God. We'll written with lots of personal author stories to help apply the theme to your life.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars really opened my eyes!
Fresh and insightful way to see just what comes before our time and devotion to the one TRUE GOD, how He who should be first is crowded out by other little gods in our daily life
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really enjoyed this book.
Published 3 months ago by RICK CROWDER
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Kelly Minter Bible studies!
I love Kelly Minter and her Bible studies. My first one was Nehemiah and that was my favorite. I followed up with this and really liked this as well!
Published 4 months ago by A.
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Published 4 months ago by 1Geschwind
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a thought provoking book. Kelly Minter not ...
This is a thought provoking book. Kelly Minter not only exposes "other gods", she also lays her own "gods" out and the struggles she went through dethroning them.
Published 4 months ago by Harriet Tubman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reminder of the things we place on the throne ...
Great reminder of the things we place on the throne of our hearts, which nudge Jesus off and out of the way.
Published 5 months ago by rbz
5.0 out of 5 stars worth the read
Powerful introspection of the way we worship everything but God as we search for fulfillment and meaning. Read more
Published 5 months ago by revwinn
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More About the Author

Kelly lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and serves the Lord passionately both across the U.S. and internationally in a variety of creative roles. An acclaimed author, musician, Bible study creator and teacher, she is passionate to see women impacted by Jesus and His Word.

Growing up outside of Washington, DC, Kelly was raised in a Christian home, the oldest of
four children and daughter of a pastor. Her childhood was seasoned with competitive sports, learning the guitar, singing, and a litany of church activities in the congregation her father founded and still pastors. Like many young women, Kelly dealt with inner struggles - anxiety and depression were a part of her growing-up years. "Those struggles are what drove me to Scripture," Kelly says, "and the catalyst for me to learn for myself who God is." Throughout her high school career, Kelly played basketball competitively, expecting that to be her path into college. But after a scholarship fell through, she began playing music. And God began a new thing.

Kelly moved to Nashville in the summer of 2000 and released her first record with WORD, followed by a subsequent release on a different label, leading to her first #1 Single on the Inspirational Charts, This Is My Offering. Shortly after this success and several cross-country tours her record company folded leaving Kelly to rethink her vocation and ministry. In the middle of an ever-changing music industry and on a tour through Colorado, Kelly met a book publisher who would two years later sign her to her first book deal.

Kelly's first book eventually led to LifeWay approaching her about writing a bible study. Authoring curriculum was a new challenge, but one she quickly fell in love with. Kelly's first three studies include, No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols, followed by Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy and Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break. Respected Bible Study teacher and speaker, Beth Moore, chose each of Kelly's resources for three of her widely-reaching online summer studies. Thousands of women participated and were challenged by Kelly's writing and her unique perspective on Scripture.

Kelly now writes, teaches, and sings across the United States and also in other countries. Speaking at multiple conferences and events, as well as four Women of Faith events in 2012, Kelly has become a steady and respected teaching voice to women, particularly when it comes to the Scriptures. She also partners closely with Justice and Mercy International (JMI), a ministry that serves in the Amazon jungle; she especially loves working with the jungle pastors who encourage her through their remarkable faith.

When home, Kelly's days are spent writing, cooking, gardening, enjoying her neighborhood, loving her community, investing in her local church, and walking forward in the things God has for her. She is relevant, palatable, and uncompromising in her teachings from the Bible, and women relate to this.

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