The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God That Sound Like the Truth

Jared C. Wilson. Thomas Nelson, $17.99 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-1-40-021204-0
In this vociferous work, Wilson (Supernatural Power for Everyday People), director of content strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, explores what he believes are eight common lies that Satan uses to deceive Christians as they seek fulfillment, beauty, and enlightenment. “Before there was death, there was the lie. But before the lie, there was the Liar,” Wilson writes, declaring that, ever since Satan’s actions in the Garden of Eden, he has been creating doubt in Christians with the question: “Did God really say...?” Wilson names falsehoods, such as “You need to live your truth” and “God helps those who help themselves,” and explains why they can be so appealing and dangerous. For instance, one should look to God for foundational truths, he writes, not the vagaries of the cultural moment. To counteract Satan’s false gospel of widely accepted lies, Wilson contrasts them with opposing biblical tenets. Among others, the topics include materialism vs. Christianity, “YOLO” (you only live once) vs. eternal life, and feelings of despair vs. hope and faith. With insightful questions and fruitful discussions on temptation, Wilson asks Christians to “combat hellish lies with heavenly truths.” This fervent invective against sin will appeal to Christians who enjoy the works of Joyce Meyer. (Jan.)
Reviewed on : 10/16/2019
Release date: 01/01/2020
Genre: Religion
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