The Adversary by Mark Bubeck

Book description:

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 that he wants to devour us. Daily we struggle against Satan’s strategies and  desire to take over God’s kingdom. This battle will not go away, and ignoring it could be disastrous.

But don’t be afraid. The victory is already won by Christ! No enemy is powerful enough to overcome the risen savior. In these pages Mark Bubeck exposes the reality of the conflict and the hope believers have. He answers such questions as:

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

Having sold more than 350,000 worldwide, this best-seller will help the reader triumph in the battle against demonic activity by relying on the almighty and powerful Word of God.

My review:

Bubeck does a great job in balancing the need for Christians to be aware and conscious of demon activity, without sensationalizing or alarming readers.  Throughout the book, he reassures readers that the battle is won through Jesus.  This message can not be reiterated enough.

I found the book to be very informative and encouraging.  Many times, Bubeck reminds readers to be steeped in the Word of God.  He encourages readers to memorize scriptures so that the Sword of the Spirit will be ready at any time.  I thought the chapter on bold confrontation really brought this point home.  Demons will intimidate and try to strike fear into people, but the Sword overcomes all.

The only criticism that I might mention about the book is that it is a little dry in places.  If you prefer to read non-fiction, informative books, you will probably not have the same response.  However, I had just recently read Deliver Us From Evil by Don Basham, which included a lot of similar information and was set in a more informal tone.  It was difficult not to compare the two books.  I think it is just a matter of preference for the reader.

If you are interested in learning more about spiritual warfare, this is an excellent resource.  It definitely encourages readers to delve into the Word and know their enemy.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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