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You can win the battle on the home front! The Enemy's power pales in comparison to God's. In Spiritual Warfare for Your Family, Leighann McCoy provides a practical guide to protecting your children from spiritual attack. Discover why you may be struggling to overcome the tactics of the enemy and develop strategies to strike first through prayer and God's Word. Includes end-of-chapter questions for reflection and group use.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764217550
ISBN-13: 9780764217555

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A Practical Guide to Preparing and Protecting Families from Spiritual Attack

Parents and grandparents long to protect their children, yet many don't know how to fight spiritual battles for their kids. But you can win the battle on the home front!

In these pages you will be equipped to defend and fight for your family. You will learn what spiritual warfare is as it relates to your children as well as offensive tactics for how you can strike first through prayer and knowledge of God's Word. Discover why you might be losing battles at home and weapons for waging war on behalf of your loved ones. Through personal and biblical stories, you will be empowered to recognize areas of vulnerability in your own family and keep your loved ones safe.

Author Bio

Leighann McCoy is a sought-after speaker and author of Spiritual Warfare for Women. She is the prayer minister at a large Southern Baptist church where her husband serves as pastor. She also leads Never Fail Faith Ministries, a community of believers who connect with one another for encouragement and growth. Leighann lives with her family in Tennessee, and you can visit her online at www.LeighannMcCoy.com.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Informative, Good, Necessary
    August 28, 2016
    daleenc
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    When I was in college, a group of my friends and I went on a weekend retreat. I was canoeing with a friend who was deathly afraid of water because he didn't know how to swim. His canoe tipped and even though he was wearing a life jacket, he panicked. As I tried to give him reassurance that he would not drown on my watch, I stuck my paddle in the water and discovered that although it was murky, it was only waist deep. Stifling my laughter, I shouted out, "Darryl, stand up!"

    Darryl was battling a lie, but as long as he thought it was the truth, he struggled. Once he realized the truth, Darryl overcame his fear and won his war.

    [...] When an enemy is outnumbered and out-armed, his best weapon is deception! The devil is both defeated and disarmed, but he still winds victories in our lives through his cunning use of deception.

    ^Taken from Chapter Five of the book.^

    About the book and author:

    Leighann McCoy is an author and speaker who helps women develop a never fail faith. She knows an unfailing faith is possible because shes no stranger to the tough stuff in life. Leighann has endured a personal battle with cancer, walked with her daughter through a teen pregnancy, and served for over 25 years as a pastors wife. Spiritual Warfare for Your Family is her fifth book. Click here for her website.

    Quick Review:

    Need a quick guide to spiritual warfare? Check out this book.

    What I liked:

    She filled the book with personal stories, making it so much more relatable. She used plenty of word pictures, helping you to understand what's really going on. She gives practical advice to help you out. When you first pick up the book, you might be intimidated by the size, but don't worry. The chapters are small and set out so that you can find what you need easily.

    What I didnt like:

    I didn't have a problem with this book. It took me a bit to get through it, yes, but I've been busy. It was a kinda hard to read with my list of other to-reads that are fiction and definitely more interesting, but this was way more beneficial.

    Who I would recommend this to:

    Anyone who wants to learn more about spiritual warfare.

    Rating:

    4 stars

    *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.*
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book for spiritual growth.
    July 30, 2016
    Jolene
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    In Christian circles, spiritual warfare ranges from being unheard of, to being ignored, to being embraced in a mystic sort of way, and everywhere in between. In Spiritual Warfare for Your Family, Leighann McCoy aims to educate the reader regarding what spiritual warfare is, the importance of spiritual warfare, and how to successfully fight to protect yourself, your family and other loved ones.

    There are several chapters that explain the basics of spiritual warfare what it is, why it happens, where it happens, etc. She addresses some hard questions like, Why did God create the devil? and Why do we still struggle with sin if Jesus has already won victory and empowered our lives? I felt most of the information was Scripturally sound, though at few things might have been a bit edgy.

    After the basics are laid down, McCoy moves into tactics to fight the enemy. Although these lessons are framed as tactics within the concept of spiritual warfare, most of them are basic Christian living principles that people just need to put into practice. Forgiveness, love, prayer, resisting fear, surrender to God, etc.

    Lastly, McCoy offers several chapters that address particular life stages and common issues in homes. These down-to-earth principles offer suggestions on how to try to prevent situations from happening as well as what to do if they have already happened. I appreciated her honesty as she shared her own failings and what, in hindsight, she believes she should/could have done differently.

    Some of the lessons I gleaned from this book included: 1.) Confess your worst fear. Then focus on God, not you. 2.) Give up your own will completely. 3.) Tear down the High Places in your life.

    McCoy points out that she isn't a prosperity preacher advocating health and wealth if you serve Jesus. Living the Christian life is often more about surrender and sacrifice than pleasant desires and luxuries. Even the basic principle of forgiveness can be terribly difficult if the wrong has been severe enough. I think that most Christians would find parts of this book challenging to put into practice, but the application of difficult principles can lead to spiritual growth and victory in the spiritual realm.

    Overall, I think Spiritual Warfare for Your Family: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Children by Leighann McCoy is worth the time to read. I plan to keep it and read it again in the future.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Book Review: Spiritual Warfare for Your Family by Leighann McCoy
    June 28, 2016
    joanna
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    From the Back Cover:

    You Can Win the Battle on the Home Front!

    The Enemy wants nothing more than to hurt you and those you love. But his power pales in comparison to God's.

    With warmth and wisdom, Leighann McCoy offers this practical guide to protecting your family from spiritual attack. In these pages you will learn what spiritual warfare is as it relates to your children and discover why you may be struggling to overcome the weapons of the Enemy. From there you'll develop the offensive tactics to strike first through prayer and the knowledge of God's Word.

    Whatever stage your family is in--from babies to the teen years to enjoying your grandchildren--be empowered to recognize your own vulnerability and lean more heavily on God's strength and wisdom. He has every tool you need to protect your loved ones.

    Includes end-of-chapter questions for reflection or group use.

    About the Author:

    Leighann McCoy is a sought-after speaker and author of Spiritual Warfare for Women. She is the prayer minister at a large Southern Baptist church where her husband serves as pastor. She also leads Never Fail Faith Ministries, a community of believers who connect with one another for encouragement and growth. Leighann lives with her family in Tennessee, and you can visit her online at www.LeighannMcCoy.com.

    My Review:

    Spiritual Warfare for Your Family by Leighann McCoy is one of the most comprehensive books on spiritual warfare that Ive read. The book is divided into six sections: The Battle is Real, Never Loose a Battle Again, What the devil Doesn't Want You to Know, Desperate Times Calls for Desperate Measures, Protecting Your Children, and Common Issues Families Are Facing and What You Can Do About Them. Each subsection has a prayer and or questions making this a great book for group study. This book would be a great book for any parent wanting wisdom on the spiritual aspects of parenting and the issues that families face today. The only thing I that I wish is that the author would have expounded more on the subtopics that she touched on in the back sections of the book. Greater wisdom on these topics is highly sought after by parents today. I recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn about the strategic plans and methods of the enemy on families and those you love.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Blogger Review Program. http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse/bookreviewers 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 Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Book Review: Spiritual Warfare for Your Family
    June 26, 2016
    Brianna
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In Spiritual Warfare for Your Family, Leighann McCoy emphasizes the impact of spiritual warfare by delineating what spiritual warfare is, why it happens, and how to recognize it in various forms. In the first few chapters, McCoy provides background that is essential for the foundation of the majority of the book. Spiritual Warfare for Your Family is also interspersed with personal stories from McCoys life as a wife, mother, and cancer-survivor.

    I appreciated how McCoy wove Scripture into Spiritual Warfare for Your Family. She used Bible verses to support her examples, but also to encourage readers how to confront spiritual warfare in various life circumstances. Also, each chapter concludes with a few questions that revisit the topic of the chapter and help the reader to focus on self-reflection and life application.

    Spiritual Warfare for Your Family is filled with powerful teaching. I will place Spiritual Warfare for Your Family in the re-read category of my list of books, and suggest that it is a necessary read for all Christians, whether or not you have children.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
  5. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Very Timely
    June 1, 2016
    Melissa
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    For me this is a very timely book. I actually bumped it up in my reading list because of things going on in my life.

    I need my eyes open to what the enemy is trying to do to me and my family and I must fight the good fight. I must make sure I am fighting the right person or thing and I haven't been.

    Do you feel like your family is coming under attack? Then stand and fight with me. This book will give you some insight and courage and encouragement to stand up and fight for your family.

    I highly recommend this book, we can't get enough knowledge on this topic that is threatening our families everyday.

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Author: Leighann McCoy
Located in: Franklin
Submitted: May 20, 2016

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I have a husband whose name is Tom. We became the first full-time pastor and wife at Thompson Station Baptist Chapel in 1989. Today the "chapel" has become a grown church where over 2000 people link their hearts and minds together for the cause of Christ. I also have 3 children, Mikel and Kaleigh (daughters) and TJ (son). They are all young adults who challenge me to prove my faith by my actions. Mikel gave me 2 granddaughters out of the most intense spiritual battle I've ever fought. Just like their mother, they are flesh and blood proof that God answers us when we pray.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  I certainly didn't set out to write books on spiritual warfare. I set out to teach people to pray. Then I discovered that the devil doesn't like it when we pray. He had the audacity to come after my kids so I learned how to beat him back and watch God win.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  I'm passionate about helping parents learn what I've learned and reclaim the abundant lives God intends for our children to have. We have victory but don't know it. We have weapons and don't use them. I want Christ followers to learn how powerful we can be through Christ.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  My own daughter's life was at risk while I was working on this project. As I battled for her, I put the truths I wrote to the test.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  Hmmm....my influences would be my husband and children. They and our church have influenced me more than anyone. Sources of inspiration are Neil Anderson (Freedom in Christ Ministries), Lifeway Christian Resources--many people there, especially Chris Adams and the ministry multipliers. My favorite non-fiction author is Jennifer Kennedy Dean and my favorite Christian authors are Francine Rivers and Lynn Austin

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  This is perhaps the most important book I've written. I believe it will radically change the way you approach God, your kids and the devil.

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