“The Adversary”—A Review

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Spiritual warfare is real.

And we are all involved whether we like it or not.  The Bible plainly tells us that Satan schemes against humanity and wants to devour us.  Daily we struggle against Satan’s strategies and his desire to take over God’s kingdom.  This battle will not go away, and ignoring it could be disastrous…

The Adversary: The Christian Versus Demon Activity, by Mark I. Bubeck, discusses the conflicts that many believers face today.  Oftentimes, they’ve asked themselves questions, such as:

  • What is Satan’s strategy in spiritual warfare?
  • Can a Christian be oppressed by demons?
  • What are the symptoms of demonic activity in a person’s life?
  • Can demonic affliction be passed down through family lines?

Throughout the book, Bubeck discusses spiritual warfare, as well as how to defeat your own demons when facing everyday struggles.  In Chapter 6–Understand and Don’t Be Afraid–the author discusses the topic of demonic possession.  This includes topics on demonic oppression, demonic obsession, willing possession, and unwilling possession.  Many people do believe in demonic possession, and some do not.  As interesting as the topic was, there was a particular passage in the chapter that I didn’t really agree with, however.  It read: “It is my conviction that no believer can be possessed by an evil spirit in the same sense that an unbeliever can.  In fact, I reject this term altogether when talking about a believer’s problem with the powers of darkness.  A believer may be afflicted or even controlled in certain areas of his being, but he can never be owned or totally controlled as an unbeliever can.”  We all are entitled to our opinions, but how can a nonbeliever really be controlled by something that doesn’t exist to him or her?

I’m not here to argue about this topic.  Honestly, this book isn’t for me–I’m not a religious person–but I think this is a recommended book for those who are interested in the topic of spiritual warfare.  Also, it may be beneficial for those who are looking for a particular self-help book.  Feel free to check it out and post your comments.

FTC Disclosure: I received this free copy from Moody Publishers for an honest review.  The opinions are based on my own experience.

“Unstoppable”—A Review

Being unstoppable is about believing and achieving.  It’s about having faith in yourself, your talents, your purpose, and most of all, in God’s great love and His divine plan for your life.

Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action, by Nick Vujicic, provides inspirational stories of Nick’s hardships.  Because he was born without arms and legs, he had to overcome the many obstacles and trials to get where his is today.  Just when he thought that he’d hit rock-bottom, he realized that having faith in himself was going to make him a stronger person.  Not only did having faith guide him on a daily basis, his passion for helping others made him a better person.

Throughout the book, Nick guides the readers on how to achieve their own success and happiness, as well as how to start believing in themselves.  He also discusses topics, such as:

  • Personal crises
  • Relationship issues
  • Career and job challenges
  • Health and disability concerns
  • Self-destructive thoughts, emotions, and addictions
  • Bullying, persecution, cruelty, and intolerance
  • Imbalance in body, mind, heart, and spirit
  • Feeling out of control

It was over a year ago that I was introduced to one of Nick’s YouTube videos and I really enjoyed his speech.  He was funny and I enjoyed his positive energy.  As for this book, I did enjoy reading it.  I, especially, was interested in the topic of bullying and the effects it can have on people, as well as the fact that awareness of bullying needs to be addressed.  Bullying not only occurs in schools, it occurs everywhere else, such as in the home and the workplace.

One of the passages that I really liked is where Nick says: “Many people struggle to find meaning and direction in their lives. They question their value because they aren’t clear on how they can contribute or make a mark. Maybe you haven’t identified where your talents and interests lie. It’s not uncommon to cast about trying one thing or another before identifying your life’s calling. Changing course several times is increasingly common. I encourage you to identify whatever it is that fulfills you and engages all your gifts and energy…Be patient if it takes time to find your way. Know that timing is important and that as long as you hold a true passion in your heart, it will not fade. Understand that even passions can come with risk.”

Nick’s advice is to always put your “faith into action” and to believe in the power of prayer.  Although I’m not a religious person, I do enjoy an inspirational story, on occasions.  I’d recommend this book for anyone who is looking for an inspirational story for self-improvement, success, etc.  The topics in this story can really benefit others.

For the author’s info, click the link Unstoppablebelow:

http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=107506

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books, for this review.

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