I love Bible character studies that read like a biography, and in The Solomon Seduction by Mark Atteberry, that’s exactly what I got. Not only that, but this book is an excellent discussion book for men and a pretty good leadership lesson as well.
Pastor Atteberry uses the life and writings of King Solomon to show us that even someone called the wisest man can be reduced to a fool. Solomon was given a gift of wisdom unequaled in any other man, but his gift was misused and mismanaged by Solomon, and led to his downfall.
This is a timely book for men today. Atteberry wrote early on in the book—
“Simply put, 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. This, of course, is quite a tribute to satan’s cleverness. If he were an author, his blockbuster best seller would be How I Made A Fool Out Of The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived (And Why The Program Still Works). And it does still work.”
It’s true: satan’s seductions still work today, and Atteberry gives us ten seductions that worked on wise King Solomon, and will work on men today if we don’t pay attention to them.
I hope men not only read The Solomon Seduction, but that they use it as a springboard for discussion with other men too. This is a needed book for our time.
I am a Thomas Nelson book reviewer.