“An idol is something within creation that is inflated to function as God. All sorts of things are potential idols, depending only on our attitudes and actions toward them…Idolatry may not involve explicit denials of God’s existence or character. It may well come in the form of an over-attachment to something that is, in itself, perfectly good…An idol can be a physical object, a property, a person, an activity, a role, an institution, a hope, an image, an idea, a pleasure, a hero..anything that can substitute for God.” Richard Keyes as quoted in, No Other Gods by Kelly Minter.
I like to recommend resources, speakers, artists, etc…that I have found to be authentically seeking to honor God with their gifting and be of service to others. Kelly Minter is one of those women. I love her music and her ministry.www.kellyminter.com
Kelly Minter has a book that I really enjoyed, No Other Gods, published by David C. Cook. It is also offered by Lifeway Resources as a Bible Study,
with the following description….
“No Other Gods “is a distinctly relational study for women. Author Kelly Minter invites women to become part of her group, where friends share time, dinner, music, recipes, musings, and most of all, their lives. In this eight-session Bible study, she encourages women to make room for God by dethroning the functional gods that clutter and claim their lives. No Other Gods, the first release in the Living Room Series, is best suited for home study, or can be hosted at a church.