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5 Books to Read to Win Your Spiritual Battles

Moving Mountains

by John Eldredge (Thomas Nelson, 2017)

From his own experience, Eldredge shares how pervasive spiritual warfare is in daily life, from the seemingly mundane to the deadly serious, and how he fights.


UpperDogs: Christians Have the Advantage, It’s Time to Take It

by Sarah Thiessen and Heather Hughes (WestBow Press, 2015)

Like doing the laundry, Thiessen explains, spiritual warfare is just a part of life that even young Christians can—and need to—learn to do.


Screwtape Letters

by C.S. Lewis

With the perspective of this wry, witty tale, teens and adults will be better equipped to spot enemy strategies from a distance.


Lord Faulgrin’s Letters

by Randy Alcorn (Multnomah, 2001)

This modern takeoff on the classic Screwtape Letters is not only entertaining, but an informative eye-opener.


Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance

by Karl I. Payne (WND Books, 2011)

Very easy to understand, this book will open your eyes to ways you can become free in areas of your life that you may have wondered for a long time why you weren’t getting victory in. Don’t let the title or the cover make you think this book isn’t for you. It’s for every Christian.

The book is divided into three main sections—the world, the flesh, and the devil—with practical insights from Scripture for overcoming in each area.

One concept I found especially useful in this book was the explanation of the differences between demonic oppression, demonization, and demon possession. Payne explains (and gives support from the Scriptures for) how Christians can be not only oppressed but also demonized, and how they can get free.


And a video…

At 14:09 into this video, called Healing Prayer for Our Families, are two simple but important prayers for spiritual protection, taught by Judith MacNutt.

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