About the book: These bad guys are smart. You can be smarter. This entertaining book shows how knowing the enemy can help you be a righteous warrior in your own life. Any discussion of bad guys has to begin with “in the beginning.” From Genesis to Revelation, you’ll get the dirt on the dastardly deeds perpetrated by Bible characters ranging from the truly villainous to the temporarily wayward. Weaving together gospel truth and humor, Dennis Gaunt shows that you can’t have a great story without a great bad guy—and that by studying and knowing the mistakes that biblical bad guys made, we can avoid falling into similar perilous traps. This entertaining and inspiring book also wraps up each chapter with thoughtful questions that invite readers to ponder and apply in their own lives the spiritual lessons from these fascinating stories.
My review: I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved that I learned things I had never known or in some cases even thought about from the Bible. I loved the way this book is written, it's non-fiction, but there is a lot of humor involved. I like that what each of the bad guys had done wrong is likened to our day so that we can see how best to avoid making that mistake in our own lives. I really loved how this book made the Bible come more alive for me. Sometimes it seems as though I read the stories and they don't pop off of the page how a novel seems to, but this book helped the characters to pop off the page so I am able to know and understand them better than ever before. This really is a great book, can't wait to read more by this author!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: DENNIS GAUNT has been an avid student of the scriptures for as long as he can remember. He studied history and English at the University of Utah. He taught seminary and institute in CES for a number of years, and currently serves as the Gospel Doctrine teacher in his ward. He and his wife, Natalie, live in Sandy, Utah.
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