Friday, July 29, 2011

Weekend Book Review: Spiritual Warfare for Women

Spiritual Warfare for Women: Winning the Battle for Your Home, Family, and Friends, by Leighann McCoy, is a fantastic book addressing spiritual warfare and, specifically, in a woman's life.

I have read several books on the unseen battles that rage around us in the spiritual realm, and this one is one of my favorites. I am not one to underline in books, but this book has underlining all through it now that I'm through with it!

In the first part of the book, McCoy starts by discussing God's love for His children. His love is our most powerful weapon against the enemy of our soul, because His love is what ultimately defeated Satan and redeemed us.

In the next section, she exposes the enemy, who he is and what he does. She also writes about what spiritual warfare really is.

In part three of the book, McCoy addresses the targets in our lives as women that Satan most often attacks: our marriages, our children, our friendships, our health, and our churches. She really gets into detail in these topics, devoting an entire chapter to each area.

The last part of the book is devoted to discussing our victory in Christ. This part discusses who we are in Christ, how we can defeat our enemy, and why we should not fear Satan.

The really interesting thing about this book, is that the year that McCoy wrote this book, she was diagnosed with cancer (and survived it), experienced a flood in the large church her husband is the pastor at, and was also dealing with a wayward daughter (something that came as a shock and was completely unexpected to McCoy.) So she wrote from experience. She was living in the trenches of warfare while in the midst of writing the book. And so she was living what she was writing, putting to practice what she was preaching.

I really think this book is a great, helpful tool for spiritual warfare. McCoy writes with humor too, which helps offset the seriousness of the topic. I did not feel this book to be overwhelming or frightening as some books on this topic are, but she presented the reality of spiritual warfare in a lighter way. Not that she made light of spiritual warfare, because she definitely did not do that. She just made the subject a little less scary than some other resources I have read.

This is definitely a keeper. I HIGHLY recommend this book to my sisters in Christ! Spiritual warfare is real, and we need to be alert to the subtle ways Satan attacks us in our lives. And this is a great resource for educating yourself on the topic and how to do battle in Christ.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.


Monica said...

Sounds like one I am going to have to squeeze to the top of my list! Thanks for sharing!

A Primitive Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing I will have to put it on my to read soon list. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Amber, i love the creative canning jar cobblers :)...this book looks good, i'm looking fwd to reading it. also enjoyed the fun church picnic pics! happy day to you ☺