May 23, 2014

The Solomon Seduction by Mark Atteberry

The Solomon Seduction by Mark Atteberry is a book that aims at showing us how many enticing things that are thrown at us are not necessarily good for us, and in fact, can be quite bad for us. Read this book and be guided on the better path, and bypass the temptations that may lurk around the other corner.

Book Description
Have you found yourself in circumstances you never envisioned, tangled up with people you never approved of, and doing things you never imagined?
It seems impossible that the valedictorian of the entire human race would ruin his life by making dumb choices, but Solomon did. Solomon was better equipped to see through Satan’s deceptions than any man who has ever lived, other than Jesus. But in the end, he became just as blind to them as everyone else.
Pay attention to the news and you’ll see that it’s not just the numbskulls that fall into Satan’s traps. It’s also the best and brightest of America’s fathers, husbands, and sons. Many smart guys who love God end up being ashamed and humiliated by Satan’s seductions. With humor, grace, and a pastor’s heart, Mark Atteberry seeks to offer practical suggestions on how to avoid a similar fate. His prayer for readers is to experience a wake-up call to move forward and determined on an upward path.” – The Solomon Seduction

My Thoughts
The Solomon Seduction is a very wise book for men in today’s society to read. Of course women can also read it and learn quite a lot from it, but it would especially help men to read it.

People today believe that having the most of stuff is better, having the pricier options is better, having many women is better, etc. Life isn’t meant to be lived like that, and steps from this book can really help to open the eyes of even the most materialistic person you might know.

Chapters (or wakeup calls) include:

1. Sin seems like a good idea
2. God's commands seem out of touch
3. Your glory is more important than God's glory
4. You're more influenced by enticements than warnings
5. Sin management seems like a better choice than repentance
6. Your faithful friends are troubled by your behavior
7. Your drinking glasses cost more than some people's houses
8. There are a thousand women lined up outside your bathroom
9. The throne of your heart goes from being a chair to a sofa to a sectional
10. God draws a bull's-eye on your chest

If you or someone that you know needs a serious wakeup call in their life, this is definitely a book that you should have them read. I definitely recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Solomon Seduction, Thomas Nelson, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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