Unseen: Angels, Satan, Heaven, Hell, and Winning the Battle for Eternity
Ã¢ÂÂUnseenÃ¢ÂÂ by Jack Graham
This book is about the unseen world all around us. There is a spiritual dimension in this world, as well as, the next. The spiritual world here is made up of both good and evil.
Even if we donÃ¢ÂÂt acknowledge the spiritual world, it still exists. The author tells us how to combat against the evil forces in this worldÃ¢ÂÂhow to successfully live here. He gives ideas about ways to pray, suggestions for Bible reading and urges us to stay aware of the spiritual dimension. The reader is encouraged to align their thoughts with GodÃ¢ÂÂs thoughts. Mr. Graham reminds us to put on the full armor of God, and explains what that is in depth.
Sadly, the author knows that we will have times of trouble. He relates that in his own life his father was brutally murdered. Despite that horrible ordeal, Mr. Graham wants us to remember that Jesus has overcome everything in this world. As Jesus said, Ã¢ÂÂI have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.Ã¢ÂÂÃ¢ÂÂJohn 16:33 Mr. Graham tells us following Jesus and His ways got him through the horror of the murder of his father. That event is what brought understanding to the author about the spiritual world.
This author also talks about the spiritual world to come and the victory we will have there. It is a wonderful place that includes reunions with loved ones, independence from pain, freedom from sadness and the joy of being with the Lord. It is a place where, at last, we will find liberty from all the constraints of this world.
This is a great book for many different reasons. It gives good advice for people who are having difficulties, and gives solid instruction about dealing with them from a spiritual perspective. The book also gives direction for any Christian whether they are in the midst of troubling times or not. Finally, we get the hope of the next world along with descriptions of what to expect there.
This is a book every Christian should read. It is eye opening and gives good direction for everyone no matter what stage of life they are in. I would recommend it for someone going through difficult times. I would also recommend it for someone who has been blessed not to have experienced difficult times, but wants to be proactive for the future. In the spirit of unseen warfare around us, I seriously suggest the reader pray for lack of distractions and good concentration when reading. This book gets five stars and my recommendation.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.
August 18, 2013
Good content, poor writing
Sometimes I really want to be able to write a positive review because a book contains important information. "Unseen" by Jack Graham falls into that category. Unfortunately, I couldn't get past to poor writing. He has excellent points but he takes so long getting to them that I find myself skimming or even flipping past them. For example: "<i>If you find yourself distracted by the hum of the air-conditioner, the tilt of the dusty lampshade, or the dog barking at cars as they drive by, simply ask God to gently tug your thoughts back to him - his character, his kindness, his purposes in his world.<i>" This sentence reflects the majority of writing. His editor needed to tell him to stop using so many commas.
Having said that, Mr. Graham does a good job of reminding the reader of what's important and of the vast realm we don't see. Let us not forget the battle raging!
Oh, and by the way, I got this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.
August 9, 2013
The Spiritual Realm And Our Place In It
Jack Graham in his new book, "Unseen" published by Bethany House Publishers gives us Angels, Satan, Heaven, Hell, and Winning the Battle for Eternity.
From the back cover: Behind every win and every loss, beneath every success and every failure, spiritual forces are at work.
When Dr. Jack Graham was twenty years old, he got the phone call no one wants to receive. His father had been ruthlessly attacked, and it became clear to young Jack that invisible forces of evil were involved. He realized he needed to take the spiritual world more seriously, because the real battles we face in life are between the powers of good and evil...literally the armies of Heaven and hell.
Through compelling stories, practical guidance, and Biblical truth, Dr. Graham challenges popular opinions and persistent folklore about Heaven and hell, good and evil, angels and satan. You will come away from this book enlightened about the supernatural world and encouraged that God can provide protection, provision, and power for whatever lies ahead.
Each chapter includes questions for group discussion or individual reflection. Free online small-group curriculum is also available
It is time to understand just exactly what is going on and Pastor Graham is providing us the practical information that we need. The battle isn't ours. God will give us the victory! However, we do need to understand that we are standing on a battlefield and no matter where we go there are forces that are working for and against us. How the battle turns out depends on how we are dealing with this spiritual world. This is something we cannot ignore and hope that it will go away. Pastor Graham has done a magnificent job of presenting Biblical information about angels, satan, Heaven, hell and how we should be dealing with them. This is a book for everyone to read and would be great as gifts to our friends and family.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
August 3, 2013