I recently read a wonderful new book by Pete Wilson called Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires and the Lies You're Believing.
In a direct, practical and compelling manner, Wilson takes on the false idols we set up in our hearts, where Jesus, alone should reign.
At first glance, when I noted that Wilson is writing about addictions, I thought he was referring to obvious ones: alcohol, drugs, and pornography -- so thought I was safely out of range.
But then, he hammers the reader with a challenge to confront the more "respectable" addictions such as approval, achievement, power, money, religion and beauty. Ouch!! It's a good ouch, however.
Warning: the reader should wear steel toed shoes
This book would make a great small group Bible study, and is a valuable resource for those serious about growing in their faith.
(a complimentary copy was provided by the publisher for review on this blog.)