Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Solomon Style: Seduction and Temptation

Solomon was supposed to be the wisest man in the world.  Really?  Maybe for a moment he was, but he ended with hundreds of wives and hundreds more concubines.  Now, that’s not a comment on women, it’s a comment on all the enticements this brings and the slow dissolving of our own beliefs.  But Solomon had more downfalls than just his women.  In his book, The Solomon Seduction: What you can learn from the Wisest Fool, Mark Atterberry, has written an easy to read book for men about the pitfalls of being seduced.

Atterberry takes us through 10 Wake Up Calls (Chapters) that grab a man, seducing him and leading him away from who is really called to be. 

Chapter titles 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.

Atterberry gives a number of examples about the ways we fall into these seductions / temptations.  He discusses the pitfalls and ways we can battle back.  The book is written from a Christian point of view, although he does not use a great deal of scripture to prove his points or to beat you up over a legalistic point of view.  Basically, it’s a call for men to turn away from sin and turn back to God.

This is a good book, which also has a study guide, which asks 5 questions about each chapter.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review program.

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