Preacher, Keep Yourself from Idols Paperback

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Preacher, Keep Yourself from Idols

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'Preachers' and 'idolatry'. Surely these two words don't belong together? Or do they?

The apostle John ends his first letter with the plea, 'Dear children, keep yourselves from idols' (1 John 5:21) - an exhortation to believers to keep alert to insidious temptations of all kinds.

What is true of Christian life and ministry in general is true of preaching in particular, and John's warning may be taken as a specific warning to preachers who can easily fall prey to various forms of idolatry associated with their calling.

With insight and wisdom, Derek Tidball reviews a selection of idols to which preachers are particularly vulnerable, under four headings: the self, the age, the task and the ministry. His aim is not to condemn - for the task is perilous enough - but to alert, and thereby help us to avoid those factors which, although good in themselves, become idolatrous, deposing God from the throne which is rightly and exclusively his. Our preaching should be offered up as a worthy sacrifice to the one, true, living God.

Preacher, Keep Yourself from Idols by Derek Tidball was published by Inter-Varsity Press in January 2011 and is our 34255th best seller. The ISBN for Preacher, Keep Yourself from Idols is 9781844744961.

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'Once again, Derek Tidball has hit the mark. In a creative way he addresses the potential problem of preaching itself being an idol for the preacher, especially looking at how the pulpit can be used to enhance the power and popularity of the preacher, and how falling into this temptation is, in fact, idolatry ... The book deserves careful reflection.'

Kenneth L. Swetland, Senior Professor of Ministry, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Details for Preacher, Keep Yourself from Idols

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherInter-Varsity Press (January 2011)
Number of Pages208
Thickness216 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code3958250
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