Recently I was given the book Spiritual Warfare For Women Spiritual Warfare For Women by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for writing a review of it. I was given a choice between several books but chose this one because it’s a subject that isn’t talked about much in my church but really ought to be!
The author, Leighann McCoy, started her foreword by reminding us of the mayhem taking place in our world today and wondering if Satan could have anything to do with it. We know that Satan exists because he’s mentioned even by Jesus (John 12:31; 16:11), but just how is he working in our lives and how can we guard against his invasion?
The book is divided into four parts beginning with a discussion of the love of God, our most powerful weapon of all, worked through identifying the enemy and how/what Satan targets in our lives, and ended with how to defeat him.
There’s a lot of good information in this book but my favorite section was identifying “who my enemy is.” I drew a double line under the statement “There is no opposite to God. The devil is an opposite only to the archangel Michael. He is a created being. Remember two-thirds of the angels are on our side!” This advice was given to the author by her pastor and is a great reminder that Satan can’t compete with our God!
In several sections Ms. McCoy focuses on relationships and how Satan tries to demolish them. We women are so dependent on relationships…with our husbands, our children, our friends, our coworkers, our neighbors…because they seem to define us, that if we’re not careful Satan will try to undermine them, and thus gain entry into our lives.
This was a good book, easy to read and understand, and will give you ammunition for the battles Satan wants to fight.