I expected more of Kristine McGuire’s personal
story then she gave. But that may just prove what she says about people having
an interest in the occult. Even Christians. She used to call herself a
In this book she tells us exactly what Spiritual
warfare is: why we have it; and tracing it back to Satan's fall before Adam and
She points out that it's not just the big
battles we see played out in history and on the news. It's what goes on in our
own minds every day.
It is in
the prayers we say or forget to say,
It is in the choice to be kind or hurtful.
It is in our work ethic or lack thereof.
It is in the people and relationships in whom we choose to invest or not to
It is in the experiences, mundane or supernatural, we accept or deny.
It is in the causes we take up or reject.
Every day the battle wages.
What I took from this book was:
Because we are made in God's image, and as
Christians are called to be like Christ, every time we show Him to the world we
win a spiritual battle.
And every time we don't, by a choice we made, we
She also does a great job telling the reader how
to protect themselves by putting on God's armor. And I really liked the chapter
where she gave examples of how to "pray back" scripture.
All in all a very helpful book.
*I was given a copy by Chosen Books for my
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