Thursday, November 21, 2019
Safe and Sound
Safe and Sound by best-selling author David Powlison guides readers to see the normality of their struggles with themselves, the world around them, and the powers of darkness.
Counselors tend to be interested in what they can easily describe: psychological dynamics, social influences, and physiological givens. But how does the uncanny power of darkness fit in with the more accessible factors in a person's life?
By carefully unpacking Ephesians 6 with vivid case studies and biblical wisdom, Powlison helps readers humanize those struggles and bear the relevance of the love of God in Jesus Christ for those struggles to help grow their faith.
In this helpful guide, Powlison addresses many questions with biblical gospel answers regarding the reality of spiritual warfare, including What is spiritual warfare? and How does Ephesians disciple us in spiritual warfare?
Safe and Sound presents Ephesians as a book about our conflict with darkness within ourselves, with other people, and with the spiritual forces of evil. Powlison demonstrates how the message of Jesus Christ's triumph over all that is evil, dark, and deadly rings true, and how spiritual warfare is our participation in the Lord's cosmic war with darkness.
My thoughts: Another excellent book on spiritual warfare! I appreciated the thoughts in this book that call us to remembrance that we are in a spiritual battle. I liked how David points out that, while the Bible is up front about Satan and how he attacks people, he never has center stage. That there is hope in the darkness, and that the story of hope and redemption through Jesus Christ is what this life is all about.
I received this book from New Growth. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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