Russell Stendal was raised on the mission field in Colombia, South America. He became a missionary jungle pilot at the age of 19 and was kidnapped by Marxist rebels and held hostage for five months. You can read about his experience in “Rescue the Captors”.
In “God’s Plan for Spiritual Battle”, Stendal uses the life and message of Jesus to develop a battle plan for waging war against evil. Giving us this plan gives us the knowledge we need to be victorious over Satan and his evil schemes.
In the preface, Stendal asks a question he heard from a preacher on the radio that stuck with him and it resonated with me, too. “How in the world can we expect to have a deep revival when we are dealing with such a superficial generation?” I blame a lot of things on social media. The digital age has made Bible reading and Scripture memorization seem irrelevant. We have immediate access to Scripture on our iPads, laptops and even our phones. But one day, we may find ourselves without these devices and without Scripture.
We may not understand why it is important to know the Lord’s Prayer or the Sermon on the Mount, but Russell Stendal does and emphasizes them in his book. He uses both to teach us God’s Battle Plan. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for insight into spiritual warfare. His unique perspective of Scripture makes this book worth reading and a great small group study.
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