Harvest House Publishers
In Donít Give In... God Wants YOU to Win!, Thelma Wells reminds readers that God has already equipped them to win the battle against Satan. Ephesians 6:10-18 tells Christians to ďtake up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Ē Wells gives new meaning to this passage, creating her own version of the armor of God and encouraging readers to take on the fight that God has assigned us against the Evil One.
Every day, Wells fixes her hair, putting on the helmet of salvation. She pads her bra, wearing the breastplate of righteousness, and she tightens her girdle, her belt of truth. She puts on her stomping shoes, exhibiting belief and praise. Lastly, she grabs her shield and her sword, declaring the truth of Godís Word. A daily battle rages for her soul, and for the soul of every human on earth. Wells writes that all struggles are symptoms of this war, and that Christians must fix their hair, pad their bras, tighten their belts, get ready to stomp, and wave Godís Word up high for everyone to see.
As Christians fight using Godís methods, which Wells explains in detail, they can fight confidently, knowing that Christ has already won the ultimate battle. ďTough times donít last; tough people doĒ (p. 125). Taking on the armor of God, and allowing God to transform their minds, Christians can recognize the lies of Satan and counter them with the truth of Christ.
Wells spends half her book preparing readers for her explanation of Godís armor. She covers topics including obedience to God, characteristics of the Holy Spirit that guides us, and trust in God. Some readers may find Wellsí chapters on the influence of demons controversial. Wells recounts her encounters with demonic spirits, and admonishes readers to remove things from their lives that may welcome demons. Overall, though, Donít Give In... God Wants YOU to Win provides sound, sometimes entertaining advice, living up to its title and helping readers to understand how they can win the battle of life with the help of God. Ė Harmony Wheeler, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Donít Give InóGod Wants You to Win! will cause readers to understand that the battles they fight are really not theirs. Those battles belong to the God of ďPeace, be still,Ē who will give them the strategies and courage they need to resist Satanís tricks.
Wells writes for anyone fighting battles over family, relationships, finances, health, broken dreams, disappointments, and just the dailyness of life that can cause so much distress and hurt. Through instruction from Godís Word and stories of modernĖday as well as biblical people, Wells shows how to relinquish those troubles to the only Person who can guarantee winning strategies for life.