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The Truth About Lies

The Unlikely Role of Temptation in Who You Will Become

Author Tim Chaddick
Narrator Adam Verner
Runtime 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date August 1, 2015
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In the wilderness, Satan tempted Jesus in the most unlikely ways—through independence, religion, and success. The enemy’s goal for us is the same, convincing us to enjoy the gifts of this world while making the Giver optional in our quest for life.

But by learning to live in the Spirit, lies are exposed and moments of temptation are turned into powerful displays of conviction and character, bringing us closer to Jesus and who we are to become. Then temptation, through the victory of Jesus, can become an opportunity that slingshots our faith into a place where we can actively experience freedom in the Spirit.
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In the wilderness, Satan tempted Jesus in the most unlikely ways—through independence, religion, and success. The enemy’s goal for us is the same, convincing us to enjoy the gifts of this world while making the Giver optional in our quest for life.

But by learning to live in the Spirit, lies are exposed and moments of temptation are turned into powerful displays of conviction and character, bringing us closer to Jesus and who we are to become. Then temptation, through the victory of Jesus, can become an opportunity that slingshots our faith into a place where we can actively experience freedom in the Spirit.

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It was good
I found this book to be interesting and thought provoking. I like how Chaddick draws a good amount of his illustrations from Christ's life, Peter's life, and his own. But some of the illustrations he draws from his own life seem kind of weird (not bad, weird). I do think it is a good idea to sometimes use illustrations from one's own life when speaking on different topics and/or scriptures but it seems somewhat like he was trying a little to hard with some (like using HDTV home renovating shows).

In the last chapter (called, "This is Your Legacy") Chaddick is talking about how we should live as Christians for not only our sake but for the sake of others and he talks about some of the things we should be focused on and at one point he says that we can serve God and at the same time not know God (which does happen as even Satan is under God's rule), but it cannot be so in the life of a true believer. Then a little later on he says that claiming to serve God without knowing God is wrong,

"..if we claim just to know and not serve, then we are disobeying and disregarding everything He has called us to do.."

Which, again, is true of believers but not unbelievers. And then it sounds like he goes back to the idea that true Christians really can serve God without knowing Him, etc, etc. Over all I found him somewhat hard to follow at the last part. The rest of the book was pretty good and I found the last chapter convicting.

The reader of the audio book (Adam Verner) did a good job, not amazing, but good.


I would like to thank christianaudio.com ( http://christianaudio.com/ )for the book I have just reviewed.
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Review by / (Posted on 9/27/2015)
Challenging and Encouraging
I received this audiobook courtesy of Christian Audio for the purpose of writing a review.

Narrator Thoughts: Adam did a wonderful job of reading this book. He was clear, even and calming. I thought it was a perfect choice for a book on temptation.

Book Thoughts: Far and Away this is the best book on temptation I have ever read. I think one of the most powerful elements in this book was that he took the wholistic approach to temptation. Talking about desires, day dreams, thought life, and everything inbetween Tim helps us to see how the key to overcoming temptation is not just saying no. It's a lifestyle that is focused on God and lives for Him. As we do that, saying no to temptation becomes easier. It is still there, but as we focus on God, temptions hold becomes less.
I was encouraged, challenged, and strengthened as I read this book.
I highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting to grow closer to God and know how to overcome temption.

You can find this audiobook on Chistian Audio and on Amazon.
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Review by / (Posted on 9/23/2015)
Practical Guide to Battling Temptation
Tim Chaddick's approach is very practical and very real. Humans have the tendency to think about temptation in the extremes of socially unacceptable sins, such as murder, but tend to balk at harboring anger at another in their hearts. Chaddick gets to the root of this thinking by exposing the lies that we tell ourselves about temptation. Temptation is an area in the Christian life in which everyone wants to be free from it until we actually start to face the implications of such a life. Because of my tendency to fall into sin, I once had a friend tell me after putting a block on my computer to my stern objection, "What price are you willing to pay for righteousness?" That is the implication of this book. A righteous life cannot be pursued without some sort of a trade-off. Chaddick also demonstrates that battling temptation is not so much a matter of will as it is a matter of surrendering to God's grace day after day. Temptation is not a sin; giving into it is. But for those who battle against that urge to give in, they will draw strength from the Holy Spirit to continue to defeat the flesh one day at a time. If you truly desire to battle against the flesh, read this book and join the battle with the millions who have gone before and share in the victory. I received this book as a part of a reviewing program from christianaudio in exchange for an honest review.
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Review by / (Posted on 9/22/2015)
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