Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Review: The Necessity of an Enemy by Ron Carpenter, Jr.

The Necessity of an Enemy: How the Battle You Face is Your Best Opportunity by Ron Carpenter, Jr. isn't quite the book I anticipated. That was not a bad thing, though. I've read a number of books on Spiritual Warfare and the tactics of Satan, and expected this one to be similar. While most books have a rather ominous tone to them, this one was surprisingly upbeat and conversational. I found myself eagerly chugging through this book, not only because of how enjoyable it was to read, but also because of all the new perspectives on the topic that I haven't read before.

One of my favorite aspects of this book is how it is organized. It is laid out all in two and three page chapters. This helps keep the book readable and easy to digest. It is very thorough without bogging you down with a feeling of academia. This book could easily be read by both professional clergy and new believers. The beginning quickly goes through some of the basics of Spiritual Warfare, but then proceeds to various topics from the weapons Satan uses against us to how to fight this war and even what we face in the aftermath of war. I cannot stress enough that this book has unique perspectives that I have not found in other Spiritual Warfare literature. That alone was a delightful surprise.

I highly recommend this book.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest review.

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