Book Review: Spirit Wars by Kris Vallotton

I picked this one up because of the research I am doing for a series on Sunday evenings on ‘The Unseen World”. I really liked the reviews that I read but I would have to say that I disagree with the reviews. I didn’t like the book right from the start because the author claims to live months on end without sin in his life and in my reading of scripture this doesn’t stand up.

There were some good quotes from the book and I will share a couple of them but over all, it wasn’t anything that I found worth the time. There were other places where I feel the authors theology are also incorrect.

“As much as I would like to promote the “happily ever after” lifestyle, I am reminded that we were born into a war—a war that has already been won.”

“Many say that ignorance is bliss, but God says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). I am astonished by how many people (including Christians) are unaware that we do not inhabit, but we cohabit, this planet.”

“Just as enemies fought Joshua in the Promised Land and Nehemiah as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, so will our enemy fight us when we begin to take the spiritual terrain God has promised to us.”

“Most Christians, however, are completely unaware that the resistance they encounter as they step into God’s promises is actually part of a spirit war. They retreat at the first sign of conflict because they fail to recognize the true source of the battle or the way in which war is waged in the invisible realm.”

“One of the most common ways demonic spirits attack is by giving us thoughts that the Bible describes as flaming arrows (see Ephesians 6:16).”

These are some great thoughts, I just wish the entire book had been so good.


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