Some just sound right. And some are repeated so often that they virtually become "common knowledge." This is what makes lies about God so dangerous. So we have to ask, what might God's enemy want us to believe to lead us astray? And would we even see it happening?

Award-winning writer and pastor Jared C. Wilson brings us this compelling and enlightening exploration of the popular and oftentimes pleasing ways spiritual darkness masquerades as light. With sharp insight, warm humor, and a shepherd's heart, Jared Wilson examines eight lines popular with too many Christians--eight lies the enemy wants us to believe--and provides eight lines of counterattack to help us regain our footing.

Wilson names the lies-- including "God Just Wants You to Be Happy," "You Only Live Once," and "Let Go and Let God"--and then reveals why they appeal to us, shows how they harm us, and provides ways to counteract them. We can renounce Satan’s counterfeit gospel, but first we must see it for what it is. Jared Wilson shows us how.


Why is it so easy for me to fall to Satan’s deceit? Sly. Sneaky. Shrewd. Scheming. Just a few of the Deceiver’s descriptive attributes we realize in Jared C. Wilson’s latest tome. Throughout The Gospel According to Satan, Jared enumerates the major ways the Devil uses his cunning and calculating ways of luring us off the narrow road of God’s grace. We will all do well to read this book and confront the lies we are being sold.

Kyle Idleman, Senior Pastor, Southeast Christian Church and author of Not a Fan and Don’t Give Up

“Jared Wilson is one of the most thought-provoking writers in the Christian world today, and The Gospel According to Satan is Exhibit A. Jared doesn’t just describe the tantalizing falsehoods of our age; he exposes how they’ve slithered into our hearts. As you read this timely book, yes, you will confront lies you didn’t even know you believed. But you will also encounter the gift of truth, which will set you free.”

Matt Smethurst, managing editor, The Gospel Coalition; author, Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word

Satan sells poisonous lies that masquerade as liberating truths. Dare I say, some of his lies sound so good you might even want to believe them anyways. Jared Wilson wastes no words in this book that shines the light of God’s word into the darkest corners of the human heart. You’ll wince with conviction, rejoice over truth, and be equipped to stand firm whenever Satan whispers, “Did God really say…?” 

Costi W. Hinn, Pastor and author of God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel. 

More than a half century ago, JI Packer famously said that " a half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth."  There is no more pressing need in our day than for us to get the gospel right.  Satan would love for us to embrace an imitation gospel that ultimately keeps us far from the Kingdom of God.  Jared's book is a needed antidote to the imitation gospel poison that is being advanced in our day.

Bob Lepine, Co-Host, FamilyLife Today; Teaching Pastor, Redeemer Community Church

"In his characteristic fashion, Wilson writes with accessible prose, pastoral insight and refreshing honesty as he confronts the lies Satan tells us (and that we’re all too prone to believing). Each chapter not only reveals the bondage that comes from buying into the Enemy's schemes, but more importantly reveals the Gospel’s answers that bring true liberation. The book is so relevant to the struggles we all face that I heartily recommend it to as many as possible.”

Erick Sorensen, Pastor of Epiphany Church in New York City, author, and co-host of the 30 Minutes in the New Testament Podcast


Jared C. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, Author in Residence at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He speaks at churches and conferences around the world every year and blogs regularly at For The Church and The Gospel Coalition. His books include The Gospel-Driven Church, The Imperfect Disciple, and Supernatural Power for Everyday People. He lives in the Kansas City Northland with his wife, Becky, and their two daughters, Macy and Grace.