Vinoth Ramachandra

Gods That Fail

Posted on: March 18, 2016

A new edition of my first full-length book Gods That Fail: Modern Idolatry and Christian Mission (1996) has just been published by Wipf & Stock. It is available both on the publisher’s website ( and on Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available from Amazon in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, India, Japan, Italy, and Mexico. (If you are buying the hard copy, I prefer you choose the publisher rather than Amazon!)

The Table of Contents can also be found on the Wipf & Stock web page above.

While the book is addressed primarily to thoughtful Christians in “secular” spheres of work, pastors and non-Christians can also read it with profit.

My sequel to this- Subverting Global Myths (IVPAcademic and SPCK, 2008)is still in print.


5 Responses to "Gods That Fail"

The cover looks great! 🙂

What ways have you changed this edition?

Mark, I’ve re-written and expanded some of the sections in the Introduction (“Modernity & Idols”) and in the chapters “The World as Creation” and “The Violence of Idols”.

One of those books that has taught me so much. ‘Gods That Fail’ is in my all time top ten list!

Listen to God calling us through the work of this modern day prophet’s ministry. I have been helped immensely and along with John Lennox, Alastair Mc Grath, the late Donald MacKay, the late John Stott, Vinoth Ramachandra has helped to shape my worldview and given me the confidence to apply God’s world to His world both at work and amongst family, friends and acquaintances to unashamedly proclaim Christ and Christ alone.

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