Spiritual Warfare for Women, by Leighann McCoy
What a great book this was. This is the first book I’d read by Leighann McCoy, but I really enjoyed her writing style. She writes in an easy-to-read manner, which makes a book all the more appealing to a busy mom! She is also very open and honest with her own struggles in life.
In the introduction of this book, Leighann writes that she was almost afraid to write this book, because she didn’t know what kind of attacks she’d come under from the devil because of it. Then, in the beginning of the first chapter, she tells us that since she wrote the introduction, she’d been diagnosed with cancer, their church had flooded, and she had found out that her daughter, who had left home to live with her boyfriend, was pregnant. She later states in the book that she doesn’t believe every bad circumstance is an attack, but how we start to think about it might be.
For example, when Leighann found out about her daughter’s pregnancy, she struggled with thoughts of failure as a mother.
I didn’t really know much about spiritual warfare, except that Satan attacks us, using our fears and doubts against us, to turn us away from God. So, because of my ignorance, I learned a lot from this book! I already struggle with a lot of negative thinking, and now I recognize it more for what it is; Satan and his angels feeding me negative thoughts, because they have observed me and know how I deal and react to situations.
Once you know the enemy, you know how to defend yourself, because God has warned us and told us all about him!
Leighann divides her book well, so that you can look up certain topics you might be dealing with easily if you want. Now that I have a grasp on what the book as a whole has to say, I very well might flip to chapter such and such if I find myself struggling in a certain area. She talks about common areas in a woman’s life that one might experience spiritual warfare, from marriage to church relationship, and more.
I love that McCoy doesn’t sugar-coat things. We are in a war. It’s out there, even if we don’t see it physically. And we’re not helping ourselves or our children by ignoring it. We need to learn Satan’s way so that we can defend ourselves against him! And we need to teach the same to our children, especially as society is getting more and more secular. I’m not the only one who sometimes fears for the trials my kids will go through just because of where society stands, right? I mean, it’s only going to get worse.
I definitely recommend this book to every woman. I lent my copy out immediately after reading it, and am looking forward to reviewing some chapters already (I have a good memory..it’s just very short.)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not obligated to write a positive review, and this review solely contains my own honest opinions.
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