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224 pages
Oct 2006
WaterBrook Press

The Divine Defense

by Robert Jeffress

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Amidst all the hoop-la during the past ten years over movies like The Blair Witch Project and books like the Harry Potter series, people have begun to ask if there really are such spiritual entities as demons, a real Satan, and a potential Antichrist. Robert Jeffress offers many reasons in his book The Divine Defense as to why people should, indeed, believe in the existence of demonic forces. He goes so far as to offer six ways to protect oneself from demonic attack and how to emerge victorious from spiritual warfare.

This book, which is solidly grounded in Scripture, is eye-opening in that it graphically illustrates the real threat of demon activity in our modern times. It challenges Christians to face Satan and all his minions head-on with the power of Christ. Jeffress says the church as a whole should address this problem, and he offers precise ways to go about rebuffing the forces of evil. He advocates group prayer to directly renounce the work of demons. He lists specific passages of Scripture that should be memorized and called upon when resisting satanic forces. He offers specific ways to rebuke demons and to engage in spiritual battles from a position of strength.

Jeffress is well qualified to write this book. He was a nationally-broadcast Bible teacher on the television program "Pathway to Victory," and he has written 15 previous books related to biblical matters.

The Divine Defense is a highly informative book for people who need to be grounded in matters related to demonology, but the reader must be warned that some of the author's examples and case histories are extremely raw, graphic, and shocking. As such, this book may not be appropriate for readers under age 16, but it would serve as a good reference book for a church or college library or as a study guide for mature saints who wish to know more about spiritual warfare. – Molly Schnepel, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

It’s what you can’t see that can hurt you

The temptation that regularly assaults you, the depression or illness that pulls you down, the discord in your relationships, the private doubts you harbor about God…

These are not just a natural part of life–they’re battles in a behind-the-scenes war against your faith, family, and future. From a balanced perspective, Robert Jeffress lifts the curtain of everyday existence to reveal these invisible but very real battles in the war Satan wages against followers of Christ like you.

Because you don’t have to be spiritual road kill…

Using the spiritual armor of Ephesians 6, The Divine Defense outlines six practical strategies you can use through every day to defeat Satan’s vicious and destructive plan:

  • Recognize and replace destructive thoughts (the belt of truth)
  • Do what you know you should do (the breastplate of righteousness)
  • Make God’s business your business (boots of the gospel of peace)
  • Move forward in spite of doubts (the shield of faith)
  • Remember your power to win (the helmet of salvation)
  • Strengthen your resolve to resist (the sword of the spirit)

Together, these strategies form The Divine Defense that will help you live victoriously in the unshakable power of God.