Book Reviews of The Wager

The Wager
The Wager
Author: Bill Myers
ISBN-13: 9780310248736
ISBN-10: 0310248736
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 176
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Paperback
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Good, quick read. Back cover:
"Michael T. Steel has been nominated for an Academy Award, but hsi most compelling performance has just begun. He has been cast unaware as the local character in a supernatural drama between good and evil, heaven and hell.
Claiming that the Sermon on the Mount is an impossible standard, Satan has chosen Steel to prove his point in a wager with God. God agrees to the choice, insisting that Michael can live out the truths of Matthew 5,6, and 7 in the ten days before the award ceremonies.
The Wager follows Steel as he copes with his career, his crumbling marriage, and his struggles with faith-not to mention a few diabolical tricks and temptations by Satan and some guidance and encouragement from heaven. All this as Steel probes the depth of the Sermon on the Mount and how one man might follow it.
Part fiction, part Bible study, The Wager is a powerful parable examining the Sermon on the Mount and how to live it in today's world."
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Wonderful! A very interesting read.
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Michael T. Steel has been nominated for an Academy Award, but his most compelling performance has just begun. He has been cast unaware as the lead character in a supernatural drama between good and evil, heaven and hell.

Claiming that the Sermon on the Mount is an impossible standard, Satan has chosen Steel to prove his point in a wager with God. God agrees to the choice, insisting that Michael can live out the truths of Mathew 5, 6, and 7 in the ten days before the award ceremonies.
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I enjoyed seeing the Sermon on the Mount played out along the lines of the story of Job in the Bible. God & the Devil each try to sway an important actor or either keep the various "laws" of the Sermon on the Mount or to find himself in situations where he lashes out against those very laws. He finally gets some help from his sister but not before Satan has a heyday destroying his career. A good read on what's really important in how a Christian lives.