You Are What You Worship: "We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry" by G.K. Beale

Friday, 27 Feb 2009

This is a terrific book and is well summarized by its title. The intersecting concepts of idolatry and worship are examined in this large scale biblical theological study. Beale's core claim, "What we revere, we will resemble either for our ruin or for our restoration," aptly captures the central biblical insight about idolatry. As creatures of the Living God, we are made to worship our Creator, and in a tragic reversal, we turn instead to worship the "dead" idols that we have created with our own hands. The question is not whether ...

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