Is it harder for you to change and grow as a Christian than it should be?
Do you wonder what is holding you back?
Have you ever considered that it might be idolatry?
Using real-life stories and examples, Brad Bigney shows us how the idols we might not even recognize can still have devastating effects in our lives. In this transparent, honest book, he helps us to identify our idols, understand how they lead us to commit treason against the gospel - and finally repent of them and root them out forever by turning to the only One how can fill our every need.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: So What’s the Problem?
1. Idolatry Starts with Gospel Drift
2. Idolatry Is an Inside Job
3. Enough Is Never Enough
4. Idolatry Wreaks Havoc in Your Relationships
5. Idolatry Changes Your Identity
Part 2: So What’s The Solution?
6. We Need an X-Ray of the Heart
7. Follow the Trail of Your Time, Money and Affections
8. Look for Chaos!
9. Don’t Dare Follow Your Heart
10. Recognize Where Your Heart Is Most Vulnerable
11. Let God Be God!
12. God’s Prescription for Freedom
Part 3: So What Difference Will It Make In My Life?
13. What Would an Idol-Free Life Look Like?
Brad Bigney, senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Florence, Kentucky, is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America. He is also a member and certified counselor of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors and a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors.
"Brad has thought a lot about the insidiousness of idolatry in today’s culture. He has done a thorough job of showing us how modern day idols are both offensive to God and grace robbing to the believer. This book will cause you to consider your own heart in terms of what you really want and live for. It will also help you to minister to others who are suffering or caught in sin that hinders them from the freedom we have in the gospel." - Garrett Higbee, Director, Biblical Soul Care, Harvest Bible Chapel
"Brad Bigney has written a much needed book which explains and exposes heart idolatry and clearly offers the gospel as the only cure. Brad's outstanding examples, illustrations and stories make the concepts he is teaching clear and concrete, while also making the book fun to read. He clearly speaks to how idolatry affects us in every area of life -- family, work, church, etc. He does a good job of not leaving people at the point of putting off the idol but describes well what a life and attitude of putting on Christ looks like. His personal transparency in the book is also a strength." - Dr. Jim Newheiser, Director of Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship,
"I always look forward to hearing Brad Bigney speak. He has been gifted by God to speak in a way that connects with where I’m living; he tears down what should be torn down, and builds up what should be built up. Brad’s writing in Gospel Treason is no different than what I’ve appreciated in his speaking. In Gospel Treason Brad unmasks my idolatrous hearts and reveals God’s glorious gospel. He tears down what has been hindering me and he gives me what I really need. This book makes me want to haul the idols of my heart to the nearest landfill and it makes me want to live for God’s glory and honor, rejoicing in his wonderful love. Read it and let it do the same for you." - Amy Baker, Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries
"Brad Bigney is a seasoned husband, father, pastor, counselor and friend. In Gospel Treason, Brad weds these important callings with sound theology in a way that can help all of us take an honest look at the inner-workings of our hearts. Let these important words guide you as you continue to mature in your relationship with Jesus." - Stephen Viars, Senior Pastor of Faith Church in Lafayette, IN