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The Evangelical's Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Scriptural Insights and Practical Instruction on Facing the Enemy

The Evangelical's Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Scriptural Insights and Practical Instruction on Facing the Enemy

The Evangelical's Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Scriptural Insights and Practical Instruction on Facing the Enemy

The Evangelical's Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Scriptural Insights and Practical Instruction on Facing the Enemy

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Are you aware of the spiritual battle being waged around you today?

The truth is that although spiritual warfare is a major theme in the Bible, many of us gloss over it—or ignore it completely. But 80 percent of the synoptic gospels addresses the battle with evil spirits, and Jesus and His disciples set a clear example for believers. We cannot afford to practice a powerless Christianity in a fallen world.

In this essential, accessible resource, former evangelical seminary professor and missionary Charles Kraft helps you find your footing in the spiritual battle. Based on a solid biblical foundation and on decades of ministry experience, this book will help you:

· Differentiate between myths and truths about spiritual warfare
· Recognize the everyday battles taking place around you
· Learn what demons really are and what they actually do
· Understand the rules for engaging the enemy
· Achieve victory in daily battles with the help of the Holy Spirit

Don't let fear keep you from engaging the spiritual forces at work around you. Some problems can't be overcome in any other way.

"This book is a must-read for anyone looking to engage in spiritual warfare." —Larry Richards, author of The Full Armor of God

"Dr. Kraft has removed the veil of mystery that has surrounded deliverance ministry for far too long. With truth and honesty, he has opened the door to the evangelical community and given us the tools to set the captives free."—Tim Howard, president and founder, Wellsprings of Freedom International

"For more than thirty years now, Dr. Charles Kraft has been studying and writing about spiritual warfare. In this latest book, Dr. Kraft summarizes his findings and shares from his years of experience his approach to inner healing and deliverance ministries. This book needs to be read by every student studying spiritual formation, by every missiologist engaged in missionary activities and by every pastor and church worker committed to making healthy disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ."—Douglas Hayward, department chair, Graduate Intercultural Studies, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University

"Personally awakened to the spiritual nature of our Christian faith, Charles Kraft calls us to wake up as well. This book is a must-read for any who seek to understand God's work in the world today from the vantage point of an evangelical who daily engages in spiritual warfare."—Scott Moreau, professor of intercultural studies, Wheaton College Graduate School

"Most Christians are blind to the spiritual realities around us. This book pulls back the veil into the unseen world, where there is a battle. This book will quickly become a classic. Charles is steeped in wisdom in the area of spiritual warfare and has dedicated his life to bringing restoration to the church."—Judith MacNutt, M.A., president and co-founder, Christian Healing Ministries

"Charles Kraft has taken a topic that is still controversial among some in the body of Christ—spiritual warfare—and boiled it down to something we can all agree on: There is an enemy countering expressions of God's love in the lives of believers and lost souls alike that we must combat."—Jennifer LeClaire, senior editor at Charisma magazine and director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale

"Again, Chuck Kraft has reminded us that 'we are at war with a cruel enemy.' This guide to the warfare reflects Dr. Kraft's passion for God's people to experience the full measure of the Father's love. His writing is grace-filled, balanced, thoughtful and practical."—John Shultz, Ph.D., president, Ashland Theogical Seminary

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800796150
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 719,233
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charles H. Kraft is retired from the faculty of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary after 40 years as Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication. He holds degrees from Wheaton College, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Hartford Seminary Foundation. He is also an internationally renowned speaker and president of Deep Healing Ministries, which focuses on deep-level healing, deliverance and spiritual warfare. He and his wife, Meg, live in Pasadena, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stephen A. Seamands 11

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

Part 1 Introduction to Spiritual Warfare

1 A Concern for Spiritual Warfare 21

2 Issues in Spiritual Warfare 29

Part 2 The Perspective

3 Principles of Interpretation 43

4 Our Power and Authority 53

Part 3 Worldview Blockage

5 Our Problem as Westerners 75

6 Forms, Meanings and Empowerment 94

7 Toward a More Complete Christianity 102

8 Issues and Insights 116

Part 4 Ground-Level Spiritual Warfare

9 Eight Controversial Issues 135

10 Demons and Their Activities 160

11 Ten Myths Concerning Demonization 176

12 Inner Healing Before Deliverance 198

13 Deliverance 210

Part 5 Cosmic-Level Spiritual Warfare

14 Cosmic-Level Spirits 235

15 Authority in Cosmic-Level Warfare 252

16 What Now? 264

Select Bibliography 275

Index 279

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