Saturday, July 2, 2016

Nonfiction Review: God's Devil by Erwin Lutzer

I greatly appreciate Erwin W. Lutzer's ability to state a profound idea in a simple sentence. "God's Devil" follows in this line, recounting God's grand plan and how Satan fits within. It is only because I expected more detail on Satan, himself, that I give "God's Devil" a slightly lower rating. Here, Lutzer never goes into great detail about Satan - instead choosing to give some general advice on where to spot sin in our lives, the lies of occult systems, and other various principles. But Lutzer is very on point when discussing Satan's motives and lies under the watch of God's control. The author contrasts Satan's desire to pulverize with God's desire to purify. Lutzer never explicitly explains how God's control over Satan and evil works with what the Bible says about no evil or temptation coming from God, but an answer is hinted at. The complicated topic of obedience to God and God's authority over all creation is also lightly touched on. There is a lot to mull over in "God's Devil." Again, the answers are not always there in black and white, but Lutzer ties everything back to Christ's triumph and the Christian's victory in Christ.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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