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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
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 Satans 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 youll see that its not just the numbskulls that fall into Satans traps. Its also the best and brightest of Americas fathers, husbands, and sons. Many smart guys who love God end up being ashamed and humiliated by Satans seductions. With humor, grace, and a pastors 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.
Mark Atteberry is the award-winning author of eleven books. He has been the preaching minister of Poinciana Christian Church in Kissimmee, Florida since 1989. A popular speaker, he has preached and led workshops at countless churches, conferences, colleges, and retreats. He is married to Marilyn, his high school sweetheart.
incitefaithGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The Solomon Seduction is the Wake-Up Call We NeedJuly 5, 2014incitefaithGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Solomon Seduction by Mark Atteberry is a great read. Atteberry helps readers identify areas in our life where we need more of Jesus and less of us. Most, if not all, the areas in this book addressed areas in my own life where I've either avoided taking responsibility or addresses areas in my life where I need to surrender to the Lord completely. The Solomon Seduction is about the seduction of sin and how it can manifest in our life and spiral out of control.
Sin will infect every area of our life.
We all have one or more sins in our life we are managing or in denial about and Atteberry's book basically says to run from sin, all of it, and for good.
This book is definitely a wake up call.
MikeMontanaAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Do as I've written not as I do-June 24, 2014MikeMontanaAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I found the stark contrast of what Solomon wrote in Proverbs, and Ecclesiastics and what Solomon did to be very compelling. However his only disconnect was with women, work, wealth, and worship, other then those "small areas" did he sort of drop the ball in execution. The author providing great examples, and the study guide at the end is extremely direct and if done in a small group will require a great deal of truth and transparency.. Highly recommended for sure.
AnonymousSouth AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5Sound and relevantJune 4, 2014AnonymousSouth AfricaAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I was a huge fan of Mark Atteberry's earlier book, Free Refill. It is one of my favourite books, and one I go back to often. So when I found this e-book, I downloaded it immediately to see what it was like.
The book switches between examples from the life of King Solomon, and real life examples of how we too can know when we are being seduced.
In fact the book is divided into 10 chapter, each called a Wake up Call, and each beginning "You know you are being seduced when_"
_ Sin seems like a good idea.
_ God's commandments seem out of touch.
I particularly liked the section on how we often try Sin Management as opposed to Sin Avoidance. Where we try to manage our sin by saying "I can hide this" or "I can handle this" or "I can stop this from affecting me/my job/my wife by_" as opposed to saying "How can I deal with this and get it out of my life?"
As with the previous book I read, there is nothing profound or new in this book, just honest truths. It is presented from a Biblical and Christian perspective, but it is also very seeker-friendly. It is not too heavy, but rather offers good and practical ways to deal with sin and seduction.
I did find it a little less gripping than Free Refill, and I think I am probably less likely to come back to this one again and again. It took me a while to read, which is strange for me, and it did seem a little like they were trying to stretch out less content and make it go further. There were lots of lists and sub-lists, which made it hard for me to remember where I was and what point we were looking at.
However this could just be because I am not used to reading e-books, so I will give it the benefit of the doubt.
Not the greatest book I have ever read, but still theologically sound, and extremely relevant.
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.
mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5The Solomon SeductionMay 1, 2014mojoTexasAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4King Solomon was supposedly the wisest man who ever lived. The Bible says God offered him the "golden ticket" he could have anything he wished for.. it could have been riches, it could have been fame_. instead, Solomon asked for wisdom.
Mark Attebery is an award winning author of eleven books. His latest book "The Solomon Seduction" takes a look at the "wisest fool in the Bible." Through 10 wake-up calls, Attebery guides the reader through real world life pitfalls that trip even the smartest of us.
Well_ mostly men.
This is a book for men. Attebery addresses Solomon's pitfalls through the eyes of a man and his target audience is certainly men. For instance, chapter eight is entitled, "You know you're being seduced when there are a thousand women lined up outside your bathroom." In it, Attebery talks about lust and the temptation men fight with flirting.
The nice thing about Attebery's writing style is his easy and personal voice. I found myself jumping around from chapter to chapter - picking and choosing which ones I wanted to read and found no difficulty following along. This is easily an inspirational book you can tailor to the individual.
The book isn't overly "religious" either. Atteberry writes from a Christian perspective, but it's not his goal to beat you over the head with the 10 Commandments or even the gospel, bur rather I think he honestly wanted to write a book that told men "Hey, we're all idiots and we're all in this together."
Churches and small group leaders would be happy to know that there is even a "study guide" in the back.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson for a preview copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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