Best Books on Spiritual Warfare

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In recent decades, spiritual warfare has returned to the forefront of the church’s consciousness. The following book list of recommended reading on spiritual warfare can help leaders and laypeople develop the necessary biblical and theological foundations, as well as be equipped with strategies and tools for engaging in the practice of spiritual warfare. Above all, any engagement with literature on spiritual warfare must grow our love for God and awareness of Christ’s victory over evil through spiritual warfare.

General Books on Spiritual Warfare

Neil Anderson – The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, Habitual Sins
Clinton Arnold – Three Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare
James Beilby & Paul Eddy, editors – Understanding Spiritual Warfare: Four Views
Charles Kraft – The Evangelical’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare
C.S. Lewis – The Screwtape Letters
Tom White – The Believer’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare

Biblical Foundations

Michael Heiser – The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible
Anthony Lane, editor – The Unseen World: Christian Reflections on Angels, Demons and the Heavenly Realm
Stephen Noll – Angels of Light, Powers of Darkness: Thinking Biblically about Angels, Satan & Principalities
Sydney Paige – Powers of Evil: A Biblical Study of Satan and Demons

Deliverance Ministry

Neil Anderson – The Steps to Freedom in Christ: A Biblical Guide to Help You Resolve Personal and Spiritual Conflicts and Become a Fruitful Disciple of Jesus
David Appelby – It’s Only a Demon: A Model of Christian Deliverance
Charles Kraft – Deep Wounds, Deep Healing & Two Hours to Freedom
Neal Lozono – Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance
Francis MacNutt – Deliverance from Evil Spirits: A Practical Manual

Corporate Level Warfare (Churches, Cities, Nations)

John Dawson – Healing America’s Wounds: Discovering Our Destiny
George Otis, Jr. – The Twilight Labyrinth: Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where It Does? & Informed Intercession: Transforming Your Community Through Spiritual Mapping and Strategic Prayer
Russ Parker – Healing Wounded History: Reconciling Peoples and Healing Places

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Dr. Stephen Seamands is professor of Christian Doctrine at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he has served since 1983. He is also the author of several books including, Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service (InterVarsity Press, 2005), Give Them Christ: Preaching His Incarnation, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Ascension and Return (InterVarsity Press, 2012).

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