As Christians we often seem to fall into two groups regarding spiritual warfare. We either completely ignore the fact that we are in a spiritual battle, or we blame Satan for all of our problems. There are many books on spiritual warfare that provide clear, practical, and helpful teaching on this subject. If you have questions, and are searching for clarity, then check out these books on spiritual warfare – it could be life changing!
Best Books on Spiritual Warfare
Scripture makes it clear that we are in a spiritual battle. And put simply, spiritual warfare is anything that causes us to disbelieve the truth of God’s word. These have been Satan’s tactics from the beginning of time – causing us to doubt God’s word. Books on spiritual warfare teach us to be aware of spiritual battles, to identify the dangers, and how to overcome them.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” I Corinthians 6:12
Christian Books on Spiritual Warfare
As Christians, we love to focus on God’s promises, and to see His goodness in our daily lives. But, to live fully the abundant life that Jesus has won for us, we also need an awareness of spiritual battles.
Our enemy is defeated, but Satan battles on to snatch and steal from our destiny. We need to understand his tactics and how to overcome them. Here is a selection of Christian books on spiritual warfare as an introduction to this topic:
The Essential Guide to Spiritual Warfare: by Neil T.Anderson, Timothy M.Warner (Contributor)
(Learn to Use Spiritual Weapons; Keep Your Mind and Heart Strong in Christ; Recognize Satan’s Lies and Defend Your Loved Ones)
A balanced approach to spiritual warfare that raises awareness of the battle that we are in. It is more of an introduction, maybe for those who have been wary of approaching this topic, than an essential guide. The book establishes that there are spiritual attacks and how we are to identify them. Then to overcome spiritual warfare the basics of putting on our spiritual armor, confession of sin, and prayer are highlighted. There is recommended further reading for more in-depth study of some of the topics discussed, mainly by the same author.
Spiritual Warfare – What You Don’t Know by Robert A Jones
An easy-to-read book simplifying the topic of spiritual warfare. The author addresses some misconceptions that you may, or may not, have encountered. But the main focus in this Christian book about spiritual warfare is to simply believe in Jesus and all that He has won for us. The battle that we are in, is to live in the truth of God’s word. Putting on the armor of God is through prayer, and it is the word and prayer working together, that enables us to stand through any trials.
Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table by Louie Giglio
A book with a clear and straightforward message. The text is based on Psalm 23 and highlights verse 5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” The author focuses on the lies of the enemy and his tactics to drag us down from our secure position in Christ Jesus.
If we give the enemy a seat at our table and start to listen to his voice, then we are easily defeated. The One who is our companion and guide is the Lord Jesus. We need to sit at the table that He has prepared for us – that is our place and source of strength.
The book brings guidance on ways to overcome a defeated mindset. And that it is possible in difficult circumstances, to know peace and security – as promised in Psalm 23.
Spiritual Warfare Prayer Books
No list of Christian books on spiritual warfare would be complete without including the topic of prayer. The weapons that we have been given for any spiritual battle are the Word of God and prayer. Spiritual warfare prayer books are a powerful tool in helping us to yield our weapons more effectively!
Secrets of a Prayer Warrior by Derek Prince
Foundational Biblical teaching on our position as priests before God because of our standing in Christ Jesus. The author gives a detailed and comprehensive guide to developing a focused strategic life of prayer. The emphasis is on the role of the body of Christ, and our part in it, to impact our communities and nation for God. Kingdom principles and the enabling conditions for powerful Spirit-led prayer are identified and discussed so that we pray with new confidence and authority. Our prayers are heard and answered as we pray the will of God.
Praying God’s Word (Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds) by Beth Moore
This book focuses on demolishing strongholds by taking every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ. Spiritual warfare here is overcoming the lies of the enemy with the truth of God’s word. Each chapter focuses on defeating a spiritual stronghold, by praying Scripture-based prayers. There are two-three pages of teaching and then fifty plus Scripture-based prayers on each topic.
This is a workbook to engage with prayerfully on a regular basis. The author recognizes that some strongholds are rarely broken in a day. Although God can and does show His power by releasing some in an instant, He also desires to teach us His ways. There are some battles that require daily dependence on God and ‘to go from stumbling to standing can be a lifelong journey’.
Spiritual Warfare Prayers – combining the Word of God and prayer is always powerful. You may also like to read: The Full Armor of God Prayer
Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
(A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer)
The author declares that this is not a book about prayer but a book to pray your way through. It is for all of us who are longing for things to change. And for those who want to be set free from those things that hold us back – which probably in one way or another covers us all! This is a guide to praying specifically, strategically, and with precision.
“Prayer is the portal that brings heaven down to earth.” Priscilla Shirer
Fervent, identifies ten areas where the enemy seeks to disarm our most powerful spiritual weapon of prayer. Then provides Scriptural strategies to deal with these tactics. These ten strategies are the core of the book. This is a practical guide, coaching and encouraging the readers to apply their own personalized strategy from the Scriptures provided. To help with this there are included, at the back of the book, some tear out prayer cards or strategy cards.
A Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare Manual
Are you in spiritual warfare winning the spiritual battle? Often, people are searching for books on spiritual warfare to address specific issues in their lives. This section looks at books that bring practical application. The spiritual warfare answer book will always point to the power that is in Jesus name for those who follow Him.
Freedom from Fear – How to Live in Victory in a Time of Crisis, by Emma Stark
This book was written in 2020 and refers to the worldwide shaking of Covid-19, an unprecedented time. But, as we now know, there are and will be other shakings to come, and so the teaching here is relevant both for now and for the future.
There is a call for us as Christians not to be alarmed at a time of transition, as God shakes this world, but to choose our attitude well. The challenge is to see the mercy of God in the shaking as these times have the potential for growth. A time not only to see God’s glory but to carry His glory in an increased way to those around us.
Identifying if there are areas of our lives where fear is taking hold and holding back our God-given destiny is the first step to being released. To obtain complete ‘Freedom from Fear’ may require deliverance from spiritual strongholds. There is clear teaching here on self-deliverance in an easy-to-understand way with activation prayers.
Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer
Battlefield of the mind focuses on the seat of spiritual warfare being in our minds – that our actions are the result of our thoughts. It is divided into three clear sections, the importance of the mind, conditions of the mind, and wilderness mentalities.
Our enemy, Satan, is a deceiver and tries to manipulate our thinking with his lies. The importance of knowing the word of God, to counter his lies, is emphasized throughout with plenty of Scripture references. These are interspersed with stories from the author’s own life and experience, which makes the book an easy and relatable read.
The final section on wilderness mentalities highlights ten mindsets that hinder our spiritual progress. These mindsets also snatch and steal our joy from the abundant life that Jesus has won for us. This is a practical guide to bring us out of living defeated wilderness lives into the freedom of kingdom living, as a child of God!
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Less Fret More Faith – An 11 week plan to overcome anxiety by Max Lucado
Looking at the title of this book you may wonder if it really should be included in a list of best books on spiritual warfare. But anxiety and mental health problems are rapidly becoming one of the biggest problems in the Western world and are particularly high in the US. Anything that steals our joy in the Lord is a very real part of our everyday spiritual battle.
A pocket-size book (40 pages) full of powerful truth from Philippians 4:6-7. Based on those verses, the author created the acronym C.A.L.M. This is Celebrate God’s goodness, Ask God for help, Leave your concerns with Him, and Meditate on good things.
Each of the eleven sections in the book has short teaching on the action to take that week to identify and deal with anxiety. This is followed by a Scripture verse to reflect on and a written prayer to personally apply the teaching.
This guide is a summary of the book “Anxious for Nothing – Finding Calm in a Chaotic World”. But it is a useful tool for anyone trying to find their way out of the prison of anxiety. The prompts and prayers can easily be referred to whenever anxiety starts to take a grip.
Live No Lies: Recognize and Resist the Three Enemies That Sabotage Your Peace by John Mark Comer
Live no lies, examines three areas where the enemy, through deception, wants to attack our spiritual well-being. It helps us recognize, and resist, our main adversaries as the world, the flesh, and the devil. The battle that we are in is subtle, which is why it is effective. This book identifies the strengths and weaknesses of our enemy in these three areas and offers practical guidance to overcome them.
Spiritual warfare begins as we push back with the truth of God’s word – that is our reality, to align our thoughts with Scripture. We need to be proactive by applying and practicing spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, fasting, and meditating on Scripture. It is possible to live in the fullness of life that God has prepared for us!
Get Rid of Those Demons – It’s Your Time To Shine by Alice Cresswell
This is a bonus – a new book that I have read recently and I had to include here. This is very much a manual for spiritual warfare, particularly for all those searching for freedom in Christ Jesus.
This book is very clear that, whether we are consciously aware of it or not, we live in a spiritual battle. The author believes in the miraculous healing power of God and the freedom of life that is available to all who believe in Christ Jesus. Through Scripture teaching, the sharing of true stories, and liberating prayers an empowering spiritual strategy is revealed. It is possible to get free from negative thinking and destructive behavior – as the title states, it is your time to shine!
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