"31 Days of Power" by Ruth Myers is about your power in spiritual warfare. It's a nice little book of 158 pages. It has two parts to it. The first part is 31 days of praying Scripture and the second part, goes into the "Dynamics of Spiritual Warfare". Ruth doesn't dwell on 'expelling demons' at all and isn't fixated on them. Rather, she puts the focus on our Lord and to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Let's be obsessed with our Lord. Let's NOT give the enemy what he wants...attention! We need to focus on God. We need to be strong in the Lord. It's a choice and we can't rely on our own powers but on the strength and power of His might, of His Spirit. We have all of the pieces of armor that Ephesians 6:13-17 tells us that we have and they symbolize the reality of God and the redemptive work of Christ. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it for anyone interested in reading about gaining some spiritual victory in their lives.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free for review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Today I'm reviewing THIRTY-ONE DAYS OF POWER--LEARNING TO LIVE IN SPIRITUAL VICTORY, by Ruth Myers with Warren Myers. This is the first nonfiction book I've reviewed for Multnomah--usually I prefer fiction--so it's been a different experience to read this with the eye of a reviewer.
This is a short devotional book, meant to be read over thirty-one days, but it can be read through rapidly. It's divided into two sections, a daily devotional about spiritual warfare and a back section, "The Dynamics of Spiritual Warfare." The devotional section would be better read aloud, as one does when one is praying the Word--otherwise it is just too easy for a longtime believer's eye to slip rapidly over the familiar Bible verses and not really digest them. The back section is thought-provoking, especially how some believers are distracted into concentrating on studying Satan, demons and other manifestations of spiritual warfare, rather than in putting on the full armor of God. That a Christian can get bogged down in such things was a new concept to me, and one which is valuable, I feel. Being reminded that Satan is a finite being, not infinite or omnipresent, was really helpful. His powers cannot begin to compare with God's, a fact we sometimes forget in our discouragement. I appreciated the emphasis on the what "the full armor of God" consists of.
I would have appreciated anecdotes from the authors' experiences in preaching and missions--it would have reinforced what was being taught.
This book was provided free for review by Multnomah.