(Book review) Stronger Than the Struggle


Reviewed by:  Aubree DeVisser, a professional writing major at Taylor University.

 

 


Introduction

Title: Stronger Than the Struggle

Author: Havilah Cunnington

Publisher: : Nelson Books

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Print book

Length: 206 pages

OVERVIEW

     Stronger Than the Struggle is an informational book on how to simplify your spiritual battles. Cunnington uses personal experience as well as scriptural references to assist her readers in winning everyday battles waged between God and the enemy, often with the Christian caught in the middle.  Battles against pride, lust, envy, deceit, and jealousy are common, but they can be confronted through prayer, spiritual discipline, belief, and trust.

     Cunningham presents authentic, real-life examples of steps to take to better understand what spiritual warfare looks like. She is not afraid to use her failures, disappointments, or misunderstandings to help the reader comprehend the idea of fighting the good fight each day. The author explains the motives of the enemy, as well as how to recognize ongoing temptations, and how to be diligent in finding the weapons from God that enable a daily ability to win the battle.  Something the author stresses is that God has a plan for everyone’s life, and this means there is a way to have a healthy spiritual life. She offers options to gain clarity and to live a life of strength and confidence, knowing that God’s way can bring victory.

       Because the book uses illustrations, anecdotes, examples, and stories, it is not preachy or stilted.  Although backed by biblical comparisons, these modern lessons are pragmatic, insightful, and nonthreatening.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Young adults and older

Christian Impact

Havilah Cunnington provides clarity in understanding spiritual warfare. She shows the importance of recognizing the enemy and allowing God to fight on your behalf, as well as give you weapons for winning. This book looks at the topic of spiritual battles using scripture, as well as real-life experiences, that most Christians can relate to.

 



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