Though the world’s wisest
king, Solomon’s heart was led astray by temptations of wealth, sex, and power.
And we face the same dangers today, though the temptations may be different in
degree and detail.
Author Philip Ryken writes,
“In witnessing Solomon’s moral triumphs and sinful failures we learn how to
live more wisely. By the grace of God, we may avoid a tragic downfall of our
own and learn how to use money, sex, and power for the glory of God.”
Tracing Solomon’s life from
coronation to burial—and from godly devotion to self-serving excess—Ryken shows
readers how to avoid similar downfalls and seek God’s glory amid earthly
temptations. These thirteen chapters are pastoral, rich in application, and biblically
faithful. This overview of Solomon’s life also includes a study guide, making
it a great resource for both personal and group use.
Paperback, 254 pages