Monday, March 9, 2015
Review: God's Plan For Spiritual Battle by:Russell M. Stendall
About the Book:
Victory over Sin, the World, and the Devil
Revised version of The Beatitudes
I love a good fight. When unjustly attacked, I have learned to seek the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit and retaliate by Overcoming Evil with Good. There is a huge difference between a Peacemaker and a Pacifist!
This Battle Plan for spiritual warfare, gleaned from the life and message of Jesus, especially the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes, was on my heart even before I was kidnapped by terrorists and held hostage under extreme conditions in 1983. Since then, thousands of missionaries, pastors, and other Christians have been kidnapped, murdered, or forced to flee from their places of ministry in rural Colombia. Had these Christians known and understood this Battle Plan for spiritual battle, they could have been victorious instead of prematurely suffering defeat.
Many who did choose to remain in the path of ever present danger have rallied around this message. A thriving underground church is multiplying in a huge area (about the size of North Korea) in the south and east of Columbia where Bibles, church buildings, formal ministry, and even house meetings have been prohibited for more than 25 years.
Severe persecution in rural Colombia has actually served to bring real Christians together in deepening Christian relationships, identify the true church, and cleanse believers from corruption. This has been possible because of the remnant that has been chosen to fight the good fight of faith.
About the Author:
Russell M. Stendal was born in Minneapolis and raised on the mission field in Colombia, South America. He became a missionary jungle pilot at age nineteen. In 1983, almost ten years later, he was kidnapped by Marxist rebels and held hostage for five months. His book, Rescue the Captors, relates his experience, including how God worked in the hearts of the rebels.
Russell has written many other books, produced videos, and edited two Bible translations, the Spanish Reina-Valera 2000 and the Jubilee Bible in English.
Russell heads up the work of Colombia Para Cristo which operates 12 radio stations involving over 100 staff and coworkers and covering much of Latin America with the Gospel. A thriving underground church has developed in remote jungle areas of Colombia. New high gain antennas are now beaming the Gospel message throughout Colombia as well as deep into areas of expanding crisis across the border in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.
God's Plan for Spiritual Battle is am amazing book explaining the perfect battle plan against evil. With everything from scripture to past experiences, the author tells us of the plan he has had on his heart for years. With each passing day the world spiritual condition gets worse and worse and is our job as Christians to prepare ourselves and others to fight the good fight. With the holy spirits help, we can fight against anything that comes against us.
Russell Stendall. is a great individual to learn from. He has taken all the things he has had to endure as well as all lessons learned throughout life along with scripture and used these things to help others. It really says something about his overall nature and shows a brilliant testimony to learn from.
This book is more than a book, its a plan to help further your knowledge of all things spiritual and scriptural. It is an excellent "learning" book! To learn more about this blog tour, visit this link. And to purchase the book go to this link.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Life Sentence Publishing.