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Joel Beeke. Fighting Satan: Knowing His Weaknesses, Strategies, and Defeat.  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, June 24th, 2015. 141 pp.

5 out of 5

There is a lot of strange and unbiblical teachings on the devil out there.  Sometimes we see Christians can fall into two extreme: on the one hand there are those who obsessed and overly occupied with the demonic while on the other hand there are those live their lives as practical philosophical naturalists (I know, “practical philosophical naturalists” sounds rather awkward).  In light of the state of contemporary Christianity this book by Joel Beeke is refreshing.  The subtitle of the book tells us more of what the book is about: Knowing his weaknesses, strategies and defeat.  Beeke’s book is pastoral.  That is, this book is both biblical and practical.  I appreciated that he wrote a book of Satan without it being strange or sensational.

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Establish the need: Why should we care about what the Bible say about demons in regards to marriages? When we know someone is out to destroy our marriage we would be very proactive to defend it; but did you know there are supernatural beings out to destroy your marriage?  Specifically they are led by the devil so the devil will be our focus for our present study.

Purpose: In this series we will explore how theology shapes marriage and here in our fifth session we shall consider the Bible’s teaching on the devil and how to resist Him in order to protect our marriage.

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