Invisible War, The: What Every Believer Needs to Know about Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare

Invisible War, The: What Every Believer Needs to Know about Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare

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by Chip Ingram
     
 
Some Christians believe strongly in the existence of demons and spiritual warfare. Others downplay or even ignore the idea. With such divergent views, how are Christians supposed to know the truth about demonic forces at work in this world? The Invisible War examines what every believer needs to know about Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, offering a

Overview

Some Christians believe strongly in the existence of demons and spiritual warfare. Others downplay or even ignore the idea. With such divergent views, how are Christians supposed to know the truth about demonic forces at work in this world? The Invisible War examines what every believer needs to know about Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, offering a balanced look at this controversial subject. This provocative book will help Christians understand what the Bible says about these threats and will show them how they can safeguard themselves and their families through prayer.
Now available in trade paper, The Invisible War offers a balanced look at what is going on in the spiritual realm and what believers can do to defend themselves.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ingram (Sex 180), president of the Walk Thru the Bible ministry, draws on personal experience in this book about confronting spiritual darkness. He succeeds in taking a balanced approach, challenging readers who either ignore spiritual warfare or see manifestations of it around every corner. Expounding upon Ephesians 6 (in which Paul talks about putting on the "armor of God"), Ingram gives most of his time to "the everyday schemes of the evil one" and daily defensive spiritual disciplines (prayer, Bible meditation, repentance). He stresses that we are all in the middle of an "invisible war," that we don't need to fear the enemy but respect him, and that God's victory can be ours in every spiritual conflict. As a pastor in Santa Cruz for more than a decade, Ingram confronted occult activity that he believed threatened his ministry and family. While these tales are fascinating, more enlightening is Ingram's description of the subtle attacks he and others feel they have experienced through discouragement and doubt during key periods of ministry. While well-balanced with useful information, the book often reads like a sermon series transcript and will prove most informative for pastors looking for detailed sermon outlines, which are included with each section. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801068256
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
352,301
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and president of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over twenty-five years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of twelve books, including Overcoming Emotions that Destroy; God: As He Longs for You to See Him; The Invisible War; and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, live in San Jose, California.

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Invisible War, The: What Every Believer Needs to Know about Satan, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
izzyt84 More than 1 year ago
I've not finished reading this book, to be honest. But, I have to say this is thus far, the best book I have read on the subject of "spiritual warfare," and I've read quite a few. This book is the REAL DEAL! Some of the other books on this subject have been unbiblical in their approach to defeating the enemy, and have recommended some what I thought were ridiculous formulas on how to get the victory. Well, as this author correctly states, it's NOT a matter of 'gaining the victory,' it's a matter of 'maintaining the victory!' That IS biblical! There are lots of scriptures given as references to the many aspects of how to do battle, the methods and names of the enemy. Yes, he has more than one name, and if we want to know our enemy, as we should, it's important to know this because it gives us insights as to how he will attack us. And attack us he will! But, the good news is; Christ has ALREADY defeated our enemy 2,000 yrs ago on a tree in Calvary, praise the Lord!!! Another point this author again correctly states is that though our enemy is real and powerful, we need no more than understand this and stand firm in our faith in Jesus Christ! We are NOT to put too much of a focus on him. Our focus is to ALWAYS REMAIN on Jesus and what He did for us on the Cross! I cannot overemphasize how much important insights you will gain from reading this book. It's definitely worth every penny and every minute spent reading this copy. BUY IT! You will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chip Ingram is a man of God who has suffered from Spiritual Warefare on a level many of us have never seen! His book has such haunting images of demonic and occult societies lingering around his church. If you don't believe in Satan, Demons, Etc., Then this is the book for you! Chip reveals to the believer that demons exist bibically, they're after us, how to defend ourselves, and much more! He even includes a self-section at the end of each chapter that helps you acknowledge the spiritual warefare in your life. Thank you so much for this book, Chip! My wife and I love it and it has helped us grow in Christ even more. God bless.
davea1024 More than 1 year ago
This is without a doubt the best and most practical book I have ever read on the subject of spiritual warfare. I am starting to read my third time through it as I am writing this. It takes the usually nebulous explanation of the believers armor and makes its it very everyday practical. It takes everyday situations and explains how they fit into the enemies plans and tactics. It has just enough of the extreme situations for the reader to realize that even those are real life reasons to know and understand how we are to wage the war in the power and name of Jesus Christ. Pastor Dave Aune
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chip Ingram Really allowed the Lord To Use Him
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