#1 BESTSELLER • DEBUTED AS #1 AMAZON HOT NEW RELEASE
"A rousing guide for Christians facing spiritual challenges."—Publishers Weekly
What you don’t know can hurt you. Many Church leaders are content to tell you what they think you want to hear. But what if what you want and need most is being sidestepped? Even when unpopular, Jesus didn't just acknowledge spiritual realities many prefer to sidestep, He also spelled out the life-changing solution (and it's simpler than we’ve been led to believe).
Avoiding the real problem only enables it to get worse, not better. Ironically, what we’ve been told we aren't allowed to talk about is what Jesus tackled head-on. We're in an epidemic to which no one is immune. It’s everywhere, even among Christians. It’s hidden. But tragically, it’s been allowed to remain.
In Sidestepped: What the Enemy Doesn't Want You to Know That Can Change Your Life, #1 bestselling author and speaker Matt Dalbey unwraps fresh insights about how you can effectively:
Crush discouragement and find encouragement when you need it most.
Conquer fear and live the life God intends for you.
Counter the enemy and win the war hiding in your mind.
Connect with Jesus and experience His love like never before.
Are you tired of stale Christian books filled with more of the same (repackaged, regurgitated clichés)? Sunday service after Sunday service, book after book, and yet lasting change in your life remains out of reach. It’s time for something better.
For Christian readers experiencing defeat in their daily battles, Dalbey’s upbeat writing will be an immediate comfort— and inspiration: “We can cower in fear. Or we can be strong and courageous.” He contends that many churches teach followers to ignore “demonic attacks,” what he terms “the Fallacy of Demonic Immunity,” and argues that a better method for spiritual success can be found in prayer, drawing closer to God, and loving others. He also advises readers to look at spiritual warfare as a team sport, with a focus on forgiveness and encouragement as secrets to successful living. In fact, Dalbey argues that daily encouragement is a necessity, warning readers to avoid living “oblivious to the discouraged souls hiding in plain sight all around us.”
Readers who prefer step by step instructions may find Dalbey’s more theoretical approach vague at times, but this will resonate with those seeking broad principles that can be applied to a variety of situations. He uses illustrations from the Bible to drive the guidance home, including references to disciples Peter and John’s battles with fear and their eventual transformation into courageous trailblazers. Ultimately, he endorses taking the initiative to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus before expecting success, writing that “doing nothing won’t change anything.”
Takeaway: A rousing guide for Christians facing spiritual challenges.
Great for fans of: Louie Giglio’s Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, John Ramirez’s Armed and Dangerous.
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