The Full Armor Of God – Defending Yourself From Satan’s Schemes by Larry Richards – Book Review
One of the most important – yet frequently misunderstood – concepts in the church today is spiritual warfare. Many individuals and churches hold a full spectrum of beliefs when it comes to this topic, ranging from complete dismissal to a zealous embrace of the topic. Where can one turn to gain a better understanding of what the Bible teaches about a topic so important, it potentially impacts each of our lives?
The Full Armor Of God – Defending Your Life From Satan’s Schemes by Larry Richards is a good place to start!
In The Full Armor of God, Larry Richards walks readers through the biblical book of Ephesians and uses that book as the basis for teaching Christ-followers how to live freer, more victorious lives.
The Full Armor Of God opens by examining the spiritual landscape of our world during biblical and modern times. One noteworthy distinction that the author makes between the two eras is that, in biblical times, people feared demons, and in modern times, people often embrace them, not recognizing them for what they are!
Larry then goes on to describe the schemes that Satan uses to cause misery and defeat in our daily lives, and the spiritual armor God has provided to His people to protect them from these attacks. A good bit of the book focuses on describing the function and application of each piece of armor.
In the Preface, the author notes that he teaches Freedom workshops around the country at no charge. Appendix B contains materials from his “Live Free Support Group” Lesson Plans. These materials include many wonderful exercises that will help you respond to God’s love in the areas you find most challenging!
I have read a lot of books on this subject over the years and felt the author did a great job of explaining the importance and reality of spiritual warfare. I also thought that Larry brought the cultural and historical significance of the book of Ephesians to life.
Larry’s writing and teaching style helps you to understand the book of Ephesians; the exercises he shares help you to apply timeless Biblical truths to your life.
This is definitely a book worth reading.
About Larry Richards
Larry Richards, Ph.D., is a retired graduate school professor and a writer, speaker and educator who has written more than 250 books. He has been instrumental in developing a number of study Bibles, and has written textbooks, Bible handbooks, Bible dictionaries, Bible commentaries, and Bible teaching curriculum for every age group from preschool through adult.
The Christian Educators Project of Talbot Theological Seminary named him “the most prolific and influential evangelical Christian educator during the last half of the 20th century.”
Today, Larry’s passion is delivering God’s people from spiritual oppression and healing the deep wounds Satan uses to make Christians lead unproductive and unfulfilled lives. He does this by offering free Freedom Workshops in churches and communities around the world, as well as personal ministry to individuals and sponsoring groups.
For More Information:
- Read Lawrence O. Richards biography (article).
- Visit the Freedom Workshop Website.
- Read Larry’s Blog.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers/Chosen Books for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.