I recently finished a great book called Heaven’s Wager by Ted Dekker. I would liken his style to a mix between John Grisham and Frank Peretti. If you like suspense and spiritual warfare interests you, then you might want to consider this book. It tells the story of a man striving after worldly gain and what happens when one gains great wealth without God.
Matthew 16:26 says, “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” Someone recently told me about a goal that they had. They are striving after this goal with every resource they can muster, and they will most likely gain it. They think that once they attain what they are after, they will finally find happiness. I am confident that euphoria will set in and they will feel happy for a while, but in the end the euphoria will wear off and their problems will still be staring them in the face. A relationship with Christ is what will bring fulfillment to them, not their earthly goal. The author of Heaven’s Wager does a great job of illustrating this concept.