We're pleased to announce today's release of The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God that Sound Like the Truth by Midwestern Seminary's author in residence, Jared C. Wilson.
In this new book from Thomas Nelson, Wilson explores the reality that not every lie sounds untrue. Some in fact sound right to our ears. And some are repeated so often that they virtually become "common knowledge." This is what makes lies about God so dangerous. So we have to ask, what might God's enemy want us to believe to lead us astray? And would we even see it happening?
Wilson, also an assistant professor of pastoral ministry at Spurgeon College, brings us this compelling and enlightening exploration of the popular and oftentimes pleasing ways spiritual darkness masquerades as light. With sharp insight, warm humor, and a shepherd's heart, he examines eight lines popular with too many Christians -- eight lies the enemy wants us to believe -- and provides eight lines of counterattack to help us regain our footing.
Here is what some people are saying about the book:
“Enumerates the major ways the Devil uses his cunning and calculating ways of luring us off the narrow road of God’s grace. We will all do well to read this book and confront the lies we are being sold.” —Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don’t Give Up
Satan sells poisonous lies that masquerade as liberating truths. Dare I say, some of his lies sound so good you might even want to believe them anyways. Jared Wilson wastes no words in this book that shines the light of God’s word into the darkest corners of the human heart. You’ll wince with conviction, rejoice over truth, and be equipped to stand firm whenever Satan whispers, “Did God really say…?” —Costi W. Hinn, Pastor and author of God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel
“A unique, compelling, and even witty look at the devil’s current greatest hits—lies we urgently need to unmask.” —Sam Allberry, author of 7 Myths About Singleness and Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?
“One of the most thought-provoking writers in the Christian world today… He doesn’t just describe the tantalizing falsehoods of our age, he exposes how they’ve slithered into our hearts.” —Matt Smethurst, managing editor at The Gospel Coalition and author of Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word
"More than a half century ago, JI Packer famously said that 'a half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth.' There is no more pressing need in our day than for us to get the gospel right. Satan would love for us to embrace an imitation gospel that ultimately keeps us far from the Kingdom of God. Jared's book is a needed antidote to the imitation gospel poison that is being advanced in our day."— Bob Lepine, co-host of FamilyLife Today and Teaching Pastor, Redeemer Community Church, Little Rock, AR
"In his characteristic fashion, Wilson writes with accessible prose, pastoral insight and refreshing honesty as he confronts the lies Satan tells us (and that we’re all too prone to believing). Each chapter not only reveals the bondage that comes from buying into the Enemy's schemes, but more importantly reveals the Gospel’s answers that bring true liberation. The book is so relevant to the struggles we all face that I heartily recommend it to as many as possible.” — Erick Sorensen, Pastor of Epiphany Church in New York City, author, and co-host of the 30 Minutes in the New Testament Podcast
“In The Gospel According to Satan, Wilson exposes the fabricated wisdom and many false gospels of Satan and dismantles them with Scripture’s most precious and powerful doctrines.” —Samuel Bierig, Dean of Spurgeon College
You can find The Gospel According to Satan today wherever good Christian books are sold.