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Every Christian needs a thorough understanding of idolatry to minister to themselves and others.
In general the Old Testament deals with ancient Near Eastern idolatry and the New Testament confronts it in metaphorical ways (though not always).
Many readers may not have the stamina to persevere through the rigorous exegesis that forms the heart of this book.
The idea behind this book is intriguing and incredibly insightful. I believe Beale performed his task well in writing this book by explaining the relationship between an idol and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sean Guthrie
Not for the weak of heart or mind. A great theological companion to Tim Keller's Counterfeit Gods. Cheer up Christians, we are worse than we think.Published 15 months ago by William H Senyard
Concise and to the point. A major attack on idolatry.and false teaching.
Would recommend it as required read to any Christian
Beale has written an excellent theology of idolatry in this book. His main thesis is stated in the title of the book: we become like what we worship. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jason Custer
First off, I don't agree with all that is in this book. That being said, this book made me think and ponder the prohibitions against idolotry in the bible in ways I never had... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Shawn White
I only gave this a 3 star because my expectations were not met... no fault of the quality of the book. The author tried to balance a scholarly work with appeal to the lay person. Read morePublished on May 19, 2012 by joyful grandma
Every Christian needs a thorough understanding of idolatry to minister to themselves and others. This is the book! Get it, read it, study it, and master it!Published on May 1, 2012 by K. T. Milliken
Though Beale uses Isa 6:1-13 as the lens from which he compares all other scriptures on idolatry, the book's focus, which is imbedded in its title, is probably best summed up by... Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by Peter Dubbelman
What is the meaning of the various passages in the Scriptures that say Israel like an Ox, or Israel has a stiff neck? Read morePublished on October 16, 2010 by Russ White