Explores the ways in which we worship false gods, and what can happen when we let them go and open ourselves to the experience of divine Love and Wisdom.
In this inspirational book, Kerry Walters names today's "golden calves"--the idols we mistake for God, that keep us from knowing God truly. These idols include the "genie god," "big brother god," "patriot god," the "we-can-do-it! god," "by-the-book god," "my god," and others we have been taught or found in modern life. The more idols we recognize and remove from our interior shrines, Walters shows us, the more space we have for the real God, and for the spiritual values that make a difference in our lives and world.
“Full of spiritual wisdom and theological depth, this book unmasks the subtle yet destructive idolatries that rest comfortably in our everyday religious belief and practice.” – Donald Cozzens, author, Notes from the Underground
"Kerry shows how the true God of love and mystery calls us away from our idols . . . . This is a necessary book on a vitally important subject."-- Carl McColman, author, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism
Kerry Walters, an Episcopal deacon and peace activist, is professor of philosophy and peace and justice studies at Gettysburg College. An award-winning author and speaker, his many books include Atheism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2010) Practicing Presence: The Spirituality of Caring in Everyday Life (Sheed & Ward, 2001), and The Art of Dying and Living (Orbis).