Bevere (The Bait of Satan), Christian minister and cofounder of the missionary organization Messenger International, fills this insightful book with the allurements and powerful effects of sin. Likening sin to kryptonite (the otherworldly substance that could hurt Superman), Bevere surveys the current religious scene and worries that churches and their leaders are not sufficiently equipping members to confront the dangers of modernity and the ever-increasing enticements of the world. Among those dangers, he cites wealth and greed, divorce, corruption, inaction, idolatry, and intolerance. Chapters are short and meant to be read in one sitting. Each is followed by a “Take Action” section for integrating Bevere’s principles into everyday life; these include suggested prayers and prompts for contemplation on life. God is “looking for those who will stand and speak against the sins that are working to fill our churches today,” Bevere writes. He is uncompromising in his strong, orthodox opposition to he perceives as the erosion of Christian standards in the modern church. He clearly wants to be among those answering the call against sin as he implores others in the Christian community to join him. If creeping compromise is indeed the kryptonite of the modern church, then Bevere stands on solid ground in his passion for holiness and purity. This accessible book will invigorate Christians. (Oct.)
"InKilling Kryptonite, John brilliantly combines love and truth as he takes us on a fascinating journey down a road rarely traveled. There is a way to discover the life that we all long forbut the answers may surprise you."
Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker and Lead Pastor of National Community Church
"InKilling Kryptonite,John Bevere draws on his own struggles and dives into Scripture to write one of his most powerful books yet."
Chris Hodges, Senior Pastor, Church of the Highlands and author ofFresh AirandThe Daniel Dilemma
"John Bevere’s revelations on biblical principles, teachings, and love for people have been building both the individual and the kingdom for decades."
Brian Houston, Founder and Global Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church
"Convicting. Spirit-filled. Powerful.Killing Kryptoniteshakes the slowly tightening stranglehold of familiar sin with a fervor stoked by grace and truth."
Louie Giglio, Pastor of Passion City Church, Founder of Passion Conferences and author ofGoliath Must Fall
"If you know there is something holding you back, you will love John Bevere’s new bookKilling Kryptonite. Grab this book, open your heart, and let God’s Spirit kill whatever has been holding you back."
Craig Groeschel, Pastor of Life.Church and New York Times best-selling author
"InKilling Kryptonite,John Bevere clearly demonstrates the strongholds that can prevent us from fulfilling our full potential in Christ. This book is powerful, direct, and will bring readers face to face with the kryptonite in their own lives."
Jentezen Franklin, Senior Pastor, Free Chapel and New York Times best-selling author
"“Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!” (2 Cor. 13:5 NASB). My close friend John Bevere is wisely encouraging people to do this. Too often those who are a part of church life have substituted membership for the transformation that comes with a truly personal relationship with Christ. Nothing is a greater indication of a spiritual birth than recognizing that the Spirit of Jesus is in us, and we can’t escape that reality or relationship."
James Robison, Founder and President, LIFE Outreach International in Fort Worth, Texas
"John Bevere is a practical, relevant, modern-day prophet who shows us how to overcome sin by grace that empowers. In his new book, Killing Kryptonite, he reveals how we all have kryptonite in our lives that can only be overcome by the love of God. Thanks be to God for giving John this revelation!"
Robert Morris, Founding Senior Pastor, Gateway Church, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and Best-selling author ofThe Blessed Life, The God I Never Knew,Truly Free, andFrequency
"John Bevere’s Killing Kryptonite reveals areas that could be holding us back from living out God’s calling for us. This book challenges and encourages us to experience God’s divine nature and power in our lives."
Andy Dalton, Quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, National Football League
"John is honestly one of my top three writers. If I were to hand my four children a stack of books to read, study, and live by, John’s books would be at the top of that list. Killing Kryptonite is not soft, watered down, or unclear! I believe this book has the potential to change the course of the church in this day and age. It is one I would consider an anchor and a lifeline for this specific generation that is facing so much uncertainty. The way John brings clarity for what love and truth are is a lifesaver!"
Brian Johnson, President of Bethel Music and Worship University (WorshipU) and Worship Pastor for Bethel Church
Killing Kryptoniteexposes the enemy’s greatest ploy to steal your strength and keep you from your destiny. In this book, John will challenge you to be aware of the enemy and equip you to fight back with the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. You don’t want to miss this one.
Christine Caine, Founder, A21 and Propel Women
"As great as John Bevere’s books have been, this one will catch many by surprise. It’s not that he strays from his unique ability to address vital issues. It’s quite the opposite. The grace upon his life to be profoundly relevant is refined even more in this writing. What will surprise many is how he uncovers something that’s right under our noses, but goes completely unnoticed. He brings to light our ignorance of the sin of idolatry.
To say this book is needed is a great understatement. Killing Kryptonite is essential reading for believers in this day and age. One of the great strengths of John’s message is his insight into the tragic domino effect that this sin has on our family lines and our impact on the world around us. All of life is crippled when we ignore this issue.
On the other hand, should we heed the instructions given on these pages, we just might end up in another reformation that we all ache for. Read with the anticipation of personal and corporate reformation."
Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Redding, CA and author of God is Good