June 20, 2011

The Fall Of Satan by Bodie Hodge

The Fall of Satan:  Rebels in the Garden is a spiritual reference book involving Satan.

Bodie Hodge writes with clarity and backs his ideas and questions with many biblical and/or historical records.  Does Satan really exist??  Why does God allow evil to exist??  When and why did Satan rebel against God and his authority??  These questions and more are described with detail, as a taboo subject is brought under the microscope.

With charts, pictures, allegories and biblical quotes, Bodie brings forth a work that is informative and scholarly.  Using literary works of other notable theologians, Bodie Hodge makes note of all aspects being discussed while keeping the bible as his absolute authority.

I didn't mind this book, it was filled with many interesting things, however, there were a few that didn't quite sit right with me.  I thought the written style was simplistic, easy to read and understand with a fairly decent flow.  The many biblical references of the different names of Satan mentioned through out the bible was engrossing.  However, I found some of the answers to the ideas being brought forth fell short of their representation.  I didn't agree with a few of the author's thoughts and found one or two of them almost to the point of absurdity. 

I would recommend this book to any of those who are seeking answers, this book will give you much to pray on, as well, those who home school and wish to add an extra biblical lesson to their studies, or any of those who enjoy reading spiritual material.

The ruler of darkness... The Tempter... the Great Red Dragon... Apollyon; the Destroyer... One being is revealed to have all these titles and more... names that reveal his horrific nature... All names given to Satan, your adversary who comes like a lion "seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).

Today, many question and even mock the very existence of Satan, as well as the reality of evil. Even in the Church, by and large, there are few biblical resources on the subject to counter the destructive claims raised in today's humanistic culture. In The Fall of Satan: Rebels in the Garden you will discover the answers to 35 captivating questions, such as:

*How could one created good become so absorbed by evil?
*Why would God, who is not evil, allow evil to continue to exist?
*Did sin begin with Adam or was its origin found in Satan?
*When did Satan rebel against God's authority?

Where can the answers be found to such provocative, spiritual questions that have been asked so many times over? Carefully consider the biblical response, since it is the only completely reliable foundation for information about Satan. As our absolute authority, we must reject unqualified conclusions drawn from sources outside the Bible, such as the current ideas and traditions of the culture. No believer should be unaware of these sound answers found in the Bible.

** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!! ** 

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