Title: Spiritual Warfare – Christian Novel
Author: Dr. Sheila C. Carpenter
Publisher: Carpenter’s Press & Media, Inc
Number of Pages: 274 pages
ASIN: B00FHMDPEY (EBook)
About The Author:
Dr. Sheila C. Carpenter is the award-winning author of “The Christian Walk,” “Forgive Me.” This is her first Christian novel.
About This Book:
Four Midwestern families and a local congregation are about to embark on a life-changing Spiritual Warfare. But are they spiritually and emotionally prepared for battle? God sends His head angel Ashshod to lead a host of angels to stop Satan from destroying His people. But Satan has plans of his own and sends Greed and his imps to kill and destroy whoever gets in the way. The angels must put on the whole armor of God to help protect all of God’s people if they want to stop Satan from getting the job done. Will good prevail? Or Will the unthinkable happen? “Spiritual Warfare” is a thrilling page-turner that reminds us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)
Spiritual Warfare Book Review
Juan Cortez, Pastor of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church is a Bible Based preacher. He has been the Pastor for that Church over 35 years. He believes in doing things in decency and order. The Church membership is about 1000 members. His wife Joyce Cortez is always standing by his side. One Sunday Morning while he was preaching his sermon on the pulpit of Solid Rock Church, Juan suddenly suffers a stroke. He was hospitalized for several months. He couldn’t move his body. Suddenly the Church decided to get rid of Juan Cortez as their Pastor and replace him with Marco Pablo as the new Pastor. Marco Pablo finally got his wish to become Pastor of Solid Rock. He wanted Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church to become a Mega Church. Pastor Marco Pablo wanted to get rid of things in the worship services that reflected in the teaching of Christ. The devil has control over him and make sure he does things that aren’t holy. Pastor Pablo resented the former Pastor Cortez teachings. He doesn’t like how Juan Cortez tells him,the changes that he is doing to the Church is not pleasing to God. The devil wants to destroy Juan Cortez and the Church as the whole. The Church will not be the same because there is a Spiritual War going on in the Church. This Christian Novel “Spiritual Warfare” by Dr. Sheila C. Carpenter reminds us that there is a war going on. As Christians, if we are going to win, then make sure that we have Jesus deep down within. This battle cannot be won with bullets and guns. For the enemy you cannot seed with human faculties. In this spiritual warfare, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness.
This was a great story written by Dr. Carpenter. I really like how she portrays the four families in this book. Once I started to read this book that I couldn’t put it down. The devil tried to send his army to attack the congregation of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, but the angels come to protect them from evil. There were different kinds of spirits that was affecting the souls of many believers in this story. There were evil spirits of False Doctrine, Hatred, Lust, Racism, Greed and others wanted to destroy the Solid Rock Church Family. That was the plan of the devil to destroy the work of God, but the Angels were also in the presence to protect the believers of Christ. Sheila wants her readers to know that you must read the Word of God for yourself. Without any warning that Satan will try his best to attack the Children of God. You must know the Lord for yourself. In our Christian life, we can’t fight this battle on our own. We need the power of God rooted and grounded in our life. We need the armor of the Lord so we can walk right, talk right, pray right and live right. Dr. Carpenter minister to us through the characters on how to follow the lifestyles of true Christianity. Even though the story is fiction, but spiritual warfare is real with darkness. This book is a great tool to teach Bible Study. The Word of God is the best weapon to fight the enemy. In Sheila’s book “Spiritual Warfare” that Satan wanted to get rid of Juan Cortez and anybody that stands in his way. The devil wanted to send his army to attack Pastor Juan Cortez and the members of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Satan wanted the new Pastor, Marco to get rid of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and replace it with false doctrine so that their souls can reside in hell. I definitely recommend anyone to read this book that wants to have a better walk with Jesus Christ. We all can learn from this story by putting God first in everything that we do.