As Christians, we live to worship and love God. When we do this and put our trust in Jesus, the enemy tries to attack us through temptations, demonic influence, and other strategies. This spiritual warfare is a sure sign that Satan is trying to distract us and derail us from being in a relationship with God. That’s why there are many books on spiritual warfare that can help you defeat the enemy in Jesus’ name.
What are popular books on spiritual warfare? Some popular books on spiritual warfare are:
- Bondage Breaker
- Victory Over The Darkness
- Defeating The Enemy
- The Screwtape Letters
- Tempted and Tried
- Satan: A Defeated Foe
- Victory in Spiritual Warfare
All of which are meant to help you recognize how real spiritual attacks are and how to experience freedom and victory in them. We don’t have to be afraid of Satan or his plans against us, because God is bigger, He cares for us, and there is power in the name of Jesus to defeat the enemy.
Jesus experienced the biggest battle of spiritual warfare that there ever was. He defeated sin, shame, and death so that you could walk in freedom and healing with him forever.
So, if you’re going through some heavy spiritual battles, it’s ok to admit that it’s hard, but know that you are not alone. God is fighting your battles with you and giving you strength as you put on the armor of God and trust him for victory.
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil.Ephesians 6:10-11 CSB
1. The Bondage Breaker
The Bondage Breaker, by Neil T. Anderson, was written to help people break free from demonic influence, negative thoughts, irrational feelings, and habitual sins.
This powerful book helps you apply God’s word to tough situations in your life that you need freedom from and helps you fight temptation instead of ignoring it.
To learn more about The Bondage Breaker, click here.
2. Victory Over The Darkness
Also written by Neil T. Anderson, Victory Over the Darkness narrows in on the importance of knowing scripture to fight the devil.
By looking at the promises of God and knowing his truth, Christians will be able to walk in truth and immediately spot the lies that are being thrown at them. Because the truth will set you free, reading this book will empower you to shine a light on your spiritual battle and disrupt the darkness.
To learn more about Victory Over the Darkness, click here.
3. Defeating the Enemy
Written by former SWAT Cop and present Pastor, Phil Hopper, Defeating the Enemy is a compelling book that will help you overcome the enemy of your soul.
It is a strategic battle plan to understanding Satan’s tactics and helps you work through the big questions you have about defeating evil and growing in victory.
To learn more about Defeating the Enemy, click here.
Fervent is a weapon for women who want to learn how to pray serious, specific, and strategic prayers against the enemy and for the glory of God.
Written by Priscilla Shirer, Fervent is a forceful and effective approach to recognizing Satan’s personalized attacks against you and fighting back with the best weapon in the kingdom of God: prayer.
Even Jesus, when asked by the disciples why they couldn’t cast out a demon, said that it was because its kind could only come out by prayer and fasting (Mark 9:29).
While the enemy may have some strategies against us, Jesus gives us better strategies like prayer and fasting to completely wipe out the enemy’s presence.
To learn more about Fervent and how to grow in spiritual warfare prayer, click here.
5. The Screwtape Letters
Written by C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters is a classic masterpiece that tells us an imaginary story of how the devil and his demons tempt us.
Though it is fiction, C.S. Lewis’ book gives us a picture of how the enemy works and inspires us to go to God when we are struggling with spiritual warfare.
To learn more about The Screwtape Letters, click here.
6. Tempted And Tried
Tempted and Tried: The Temptation and Triumph of Christ by Russel D. Moore is a striking book about the realities of spiritual warfare and how it even played out in Jesus’ life.
Moore does not minimize temptations and spiritual attacks but instead teaches us how to combat these and focus on Jesus and God’s word.
Because Jesus has triumphed the grave and set us free, this spiritual warfare book helps us learn how to fully accept that truth in our lives and use Jesus’ power to overcome the enemy.
To learn more about Tempted and Tried, click here.
7. Satan: A Defeated Foe
Written by Charles Spurgeon, Satan: A Defeated Foe is for believers who want to learn how to stand firm in the authority of Christ against Satan’s powers.
This book is all about gaining power over sin, anxiety, condemnation, and guilt. It also teaches you how to pray for your loved ones and against spiritual attacks in their lives.
To learn from Charles Spurgeon’s work and his book Satan: A Defeated Foe, click here.
8. Victory In Spiritual Warfare
Victory in Spiritual Warfare, written by Pastor Tony Evans, is a book designed to help you put on the full armor of God and get ready for battle.
Tony Evans is passionate about seeing his readers experience abundant life in Christ and break down the strongholds in our lives that keep us from that.
In order to do this, Evans writes about Ephesians 6 and the reality of God’s word in us. Truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, and the Spirit are all made available to us through Christ.
Because of this, there are no grounds that the devil can accuse us on, and that victory in spiritual warfare is the result of Jesus’ grace and power.
To read more about this in Tony Evan’s book Victory in Spiritual Warfare, click here.
Spiritual Warfare Books Matter
Whatever you are struggling with today, and whatever attacks the enemy is bringing against you, know that you are not alone.
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1 John 4:4
Persecution, temptation, demonic presence, Jesus is greater than it all. He is more powerful than anything you’re facing, so you get to call on his name.
God is fighting your battles for and with you, and spiritual warfare books can help remind you of that, but ultimately God’s Word is the best spiritual warfare book out there.
When you are reading God’s word and other spiritual warfare books, remember that worship, prayer, and Jesus’ name are also mighty weapons in your arsenal against the devil. Mix these spiritual disciplines together and you’ll have Satan running for the hills.
Overall though, spiritual warfare books help you focus on God’s presence, word, and power so that you can find peace and victory in him. So as you begin to read, trust God that He will deliver you and walk you towards healing, freedom, and love, in Jesus’ name.