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Satan and His Kingdom: What the Bible Says and How It Matters to You
     

Satan and His Kingdom: What the Bible Says and How It Matters to You

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by Dennis McCallum
 

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This highly readable--and useful--examination of Satan and spiritual warfare was written out of necessity. In recent years, pastor and teacher Dennis McCallum found himself fielding more and more questions about Satan. He wanted to recommend a book on the subject, but those he found either reflected extreme beliefs, contained little biblical instruction, used fear

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This highly readable--and useful--examination of Satan and spiritual warfare was written out of necessity. In recent years, pastor and teacher Dennis McCallum found himself fielding more and more questions about Satan. He wanted to recommend a book on the subject, but those he found either reflected extreme beliefs, contained little biblical instruction, used fear tactics, or were poorly written.

In Satan and His Kingdom, McCallum clarifies what is true and what is false about Satan, demons, and demonic control--both historically and today. He shows readers how to effectively battle the enemy individually and corporately, all the while keeping their focus on Christ, not Satan. A reliable resource for pastors, lay leaders, and any Christian wanting to know more about evil in the world.

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The Reverend Rodriguez (pres., Natl. Hispanic Christian Leadership Conf.) shot to prominence recently, having participated in President Obama's inaugural worship service. In his latest book, as he shrewdly remarks, he attempts to steer a middle course between Rick Warren and Joel Osteen. The "path" he has in mind is strewn with obstacles that make believers stronger, preparing them for God's wonders; his is perhaps the least dubious of the gospels of prosperity, and his book should find a wide readership.

Willard (Sch. of Philosophy, Univ. of Southern California; Divine Conspiracy) urges us to embrace Christian belief as a form of reliable knowledge and to use it to engage the world and other forms of knowledge, including science. His assertions, and his flaccid style here, however, do not make his case, although those who've enjoyed his previous books will want to read this one as well.

In an era that increasingly eschews devils and hells, Xenos Christian Fellowship founder and pastor McCallum provides a startling glimpse of Christianities past. He views this life as a field of spiritual warfare, with satanic temptations particular to the Christian and the pastor, and he seasons his book heavily with scriptural references. His best advice, however, is to resist and think on God. For larger collections.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441204202
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
682,647
File size:
678 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis McCallum is founder and lead pastor of Xenos Christian Fellowship, a non-traditional church composed of several hundred house churches. He also leads Xenos' college ministry at Ohio State University. A graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary, he is the author of several books, including The Death of Truth. Dennis and his wife, Holly, live in Columbus, Ohio. Their three adult children lead house churches at Xenos.
Dennis McCallum is founder and lead pastor of Xenos Christian Fellowship, a nontraditional church composed of several hundred house churches. He also leads Xenos' college ministry at Ohio State University. A graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary, he is the author of several books, including The Death of Truth. Dennis and his wife, Holly, live in Columbus, Ohio. Their three adult children lead house churches at Xenos.

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Satan and His Kingdom: What the Bible Says and How It Matters to You 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
-James_M More than 1 year ago
While reading this book I increasingly became aware of the role Satan has been playing in my life: the lies he tells me that I buy into, the discouraging thoughts I have when he proposes that I ought to be prideful and think of myself, and the worries I have at those times he has convinced me to not trust God. This book revealed this and so much more to me! This book will prepare you for a life lived for God. It will prepare you for the war between God and Satan, Angels and Demons, people and sin, truth and lies. Praise God for this book, a focused study on Satan and how he matters to you. -James M
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never thought of myself as very interested in Satan, so I was surprised when I couldn't put this book down! Satan and His Kingdom provides an accessible and biblical view of God's enemy. I used to be too intimidated to consider Satan and his role in my life. This material is practically applicable and should be read by every Christian believer! It's not at all corny or irrelevantly academic. Perfect for a a small group or church class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Satan and His Kingdom by David McCallum is a hard-hitting look at the prince of this world. McCallum sticks strictly to Scripture to explain just who Satan aka the devil aka the accuser, etc, etc is. Lucifer is a title not actually appropriate for him as it is from a misinterpreted piece of the book of Isaiah. By breaking down every biblical reference to Satan, he delves deeply into exactly what his role is and what his actual abilities are. He shatters some illusions (sorry folks, but there's no pointy tail or pitchfork), but really tries to keep the focus on the damage Satan inflicts by allowing people of the Western world to think that he is just a myth. While McCallum does try to keep his focus on Scripture, I think that by ignoring Satan's portrayal in historical literature and pop culture, the book isn't as interesting as it could be. If he had chosen to refute each error point by point, it would make for a more enjoyable read. The book's ending is a bit of a disappointment, it doesn't conclude so much as just fizzle out with some unnecessary appendices. It's still a must read to dispel the illusions that have grown up around the devil.
Carlybird More than 1 year ago
As Christians, the most important part of our daily walk is getting closer to Jesus. But it is also important to know more about Satan, the one who wants to keep us from having that relationship with our Savior. It is important to know who he is, how he works, and all his tricks. Satan and His Kingdom is just the book to help Christians learn more about the enemy and understand how he operates. Many people don't like to hear about Satan, the subject makes them uncomfortable, but the Bible is full of references to the evil one. Satan and His Kingdom does a really good job of pulling verses of scripture into the text to really illustrate the Godly basis of understanding who Satan is. This book is very readable and easy to follow. There is a lot of practical, useful information that can help each of us recognize Satan's traps, protect ourselves and avoid sin. I think my favorite chapter of this book would have to be Satan's Power Moves (Chapter 17). I say that because this chapter focuses on the occult. Before I became a Christian, I always thought the occult was just an innocent hobby. I was never interested in the occult, but I know a lot of people are these days. This chapter tells us, again citing multiple verses of scripture, just how dangerous the occult is. Like the author says, "Satan most often prefers to work in stealthy ways." That is so very true. There was one part that made me raise a skeptical eyebrow. The author states that Satan is capable of moving objects and causing electronic malfunctions. That just sounds a little strange to me and I have a hard time believing it. But, I am willing to give the author the benefit of the doubt since he is much more of an expert than I will ever be. Our God is a very loving God and I highly recommend Satan and His Kingdom to help you understand the one who wants to come between you and God.
JoeBotti More than 1 year ago
I read the first few chapters. Great stuff. Looking forward to the rest.