Empathy for the Devil

Empathy for the Devil
By J.R. Forasteros
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Genre: Christian Living
Release Date: 11/2017

This truly unique approach gets readers to see their own temptations through the stories of biblical villains. The empathy is not for Cain, Jezebel, Judas, and others, but for us who hate or crave power or betray.

Forasteros points out that we are like these villains to some degree and need forgiveness. Seven chapters artfully and creatively retell the stories, with some humorous elaboration. Forasteros follows each chapter by applying lessons learned for our lives. He includes many entertaining and insightful personal stories. The final two chapters on Satan provide a great study of his origin and role in Scripture.

—John Bernstein