Bestselling Author Makes Spiritual Warfare Strategies Accessible to All It seems strange to consider: The Creator of the universe is at war with one of his own creatures. The cosmic battle with evil is real, however, and spilling over into the lives of unsuspecting dwellers ... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 1, 2015
- UPC: 9780800795863
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 192
- Publish Date: Oct 6, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL099000"
- ISBN: 0800795865
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- Have it All! by Tickmenot on 1/10/2016
God wants each of us to experience life on earth in such a way that we get a bit of Heaven in the here and now. If that isn't happening for you, according to the author, it is because Satan is keeping you from it. Humans were originally charged by God with the care of the world, to uphold and support all that is good. Despite the fall of man, we can still do that, and experience the satisfaction God intended us to have from that job. In order to do that, we need to incorporate thirteen gifts God has for us. When using those gifts, we will experience a taste of God's eternal community of love.
The thirteen gifts are:
1. The Gift of Core Community
2. The Gift of Choice
3. The Gift of Family
4. The Gift of the Law
5. The Gift of a Community of Faith
6. The Gift of Restoration
7. The Gift of God's Discipline
8. The Gift of Uniqueness
9. The Gift of Provision
10. The Gift of Truth
11. The Gift of Peace
12. The Gift of Eternal Life, Now!
13. The Gift of Unconditional Acceptance
The author goes into great detail about what each one of these thirteen items are. He gives recommendations about how to have them in our lives, along with ways to enjoy and experience them. The concrete examples he gives from his own life, as well as, from scripture, are easy to understand, and interesting. For instance, Mr. Richards relates about the time he discovered a contractor he hired was cheating him. Despite being upset with that knowledge, the author recalled Jesus' words to "bless those who despitefully use you." The outcome of that story is amazing.
Many of the suggestions are common sense. We often "know" ways we could make our life better, yet we have a hard time putting them into practice. Satan is the reason for that. He wants to undermine the good we try to have in our lives, or do in the world.
Satan tries to confuse and mislead us, and the author gives examples of how that happens. As Hosea 4:6 states, "my people perish for lack of knowledge." If Satan has thwarted us from learning about something, we will not be able to use a gift because we have been prevented from being taught about it. One of the purposes of this book is to give people that knowledge.
The author makes some excellent points. I do not agree with his interpretation of Genesis 1. However, I do agree with the other points he makes. I think it would be worthwhile for each of us to examine our lives for ways we could experience more of what God wants for us, and how these thirteen items might help with that. Also, it would be wise to think about measures to put into place to keep Satan from sabotaging us. As we are warned in 1 Peter 5:8 to, "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour."
Experiencing additional contentment and joy in life, along with more of God's love, is certainly something to strive for. I recommend this 5-star book to anyone who has ever been frustrated in their life, or those who would like a greater sense of satisfaction and closeness to The Lord in their daily living.
The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Satan Exposed through Chosen Books for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.