Empty Promises by Pete Wilson examines the human desires we all crave. We were wired to worship, and Wilson examines the question “who or what do we worship?” He explains that the drive to worship is designed to draw us closer to God, yet many of us seek contentment outside of Him. “It’s when we take good things like a successful career, love, material possessions, even family, and turn to them in the hope that they’ll provide what only God can provide,” writes Wilson. “It’s when we buy into the empty promise that such things can give us the significance, security, safety, and fulfillment we crave. It’s when we feel a God-given appetite and try to fill it with something that isn’t God.”
Empty Promises doesn’t just deal with the question “Do you have idols?” The real question is this: Which idol is God’s biggest rival in your life?
In our endless pursuit to feel worth and acceptance we find ourselves sacrificing everything for the promise to be a little more beautiful, a little richer, a little more powerful and successful, a little more loved. This book unveils the empty promises we’re tempted to believe and then instructs how to claim Promises that satisfy. After reading the book, you’ll uncover hidden idols and empty promises in life which leave you feeling empty.
Wilson writes ” The question throughout this book has not been, ‘Do you struggle with idolatry?’ We established early on that we all do. And we’ve spent a great deal of time trying to identify some of the common empty promises people in our culture struggle with. The million-dollar question now becomes, ‘What do we do about our idols?’ How can we become increasingly aware of the things that lure our hearts away from Jesus and delude us into thinking they can provide our lives with meaning.” If this subject speaks to your heart, then you’ll want to read Empty Promises by Pete Wilson.
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