Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review: Deliver Us From Evil by:Don Basham

 Deliver Us from Evil: A Pastor's Reluctant Encounters with the Powers of Darkness
About the Book:
Are Christians at risk of demonic invasion?
"Absolutely not," thought Pastor Don Basham when another pastor suggested evil influences might be causing turmoil in his church and failures in his ministry. But after more troubling and perplexing problems, Basham began to discover he was wrong.
In this page-turning account, Basham chronicles his reluctant journey from disbelief to acceptance in the existence of demonic spirits. More than a story, he imparts what he discovered about demons, the difference between infestation and possession, and how to engage in spiritual warfare. He also describes the biblical tools that bring about deliverance from demonic influence.
Through this moving story, you will learn how to recognize the presence of evil spirits, pray for deliverance and protect against demonic invasion. It's never too late. You can find the freedom and healing you need--and be an agent of deliverance to others.

About the Author:
Don Basham (1926-1989) was a longtime pastor ordained in the Disciples of Christ. He was chief editorial consultant for New Wine magazine and wrote more than a dozen books, including True and False Prophets and The Way I See It.

My Review:
 Chronicling your experiences help others that will some day follow in your footsteps. The author while ministering in his church was able to come in to conflict with many forms of demonic possession. At first he didn't believe in or want to believe that he was in the presence of such things but after someone's suggestion and after his own investigating he begins to see just how much the devil is infiltrating his congregation.

 I recommend this book to those ministers that will begin their Pastoral studies and need to know what is out there and that these things are in fact real today. Seeing this mans experience is something that could help them if the need is ever there while they are ministering or pastoring.

 Reading the experiences the author had, didn't really cause me to not believe him more than it caused fear in me. Some of the events described are mildly terrifying, probably more so because my husband and I are about to embark on our own pastoral ministry. Staring into the eyes of Satan is I'm sure, a very real experience---but one nevertheless less terrifying because God is with us through it all and will protect us from whatever the devil hands out.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Chosen Books.