We announced it last July, gave you a sneak peek, but as of today it is available:
Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective
by Brian Borgman & Rob Ventura
[ RHB $10 | Kindle $6.99 | Kindle UK £4.37 | Amazon $11.70 | Amazon UK £7.90 ]
Too often, Christians today either sensationalize the subject of spiritual warfare by obsessing over demon possession, exorcisms, binding the devil, and rebuking demons, or they minimize the idea and are unprepared for the real struggle they face against principalities and powers. Pastors Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura provide a balanced approach that exposes the fictions and superstitions surrounding this vital doctrine and at the same time reveal the unseen realities of this struggle. Basing their battle plan on Ephesians 6:10-20, the authors give an overview of the battle, a guide to the armor God gives us, and instruction regarding the vital wartime disciplines of prayer and proclamation of the Word. By learning to think biblically about this subject, Christians are enabled to deflect the blows of their adversary, fight sin, and live God-glorifying lives as followers of Jesus.
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“What a timely, refreshing, encouraging, convicting, and empowering book! I can’t wait to get it in front of our people.”
– Voddie Baucham
“Spiritual Warfare is a wake up call to every minister of Christ that our work is not merely academic or intellectual, but also spiritual and supernatural. This balanced treatment will be a tremendous benefit to pastor and layperson alike.”
– Paul Washer
“Borgman and Ventura, like experienced master sergeants, give us the Bible’s basic training on spiritual warfare. Drawing from the classic text in Ephesians 6, their teaching will both clear away false ideas about the spiritual battle, and equip Christians to stand firm to the end.”
– Joel Beeke
“Thank you, Brian and Rob, dear friends and fellow laborers in the gospel, for providing the church with this very useful edifying tool.”
– Al Martin
“Standing in a long line of Puritan-style reflection on the nature of spiritual warfare, Borgman and Ventura have produced a brief but remarkably rich book which offers very helpful insights on this subject.”
– Carl Truman
“Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura deal with this vital subject of Spiritual Warfare in a meticulously biblical, thoroughly enlightening, and wonderfully edifying way.
– Phil Johnson
“This fine book on the vital issue of spiritual warfare is a clear exposition and application of Ephesians 6:10-20. It challenges believers to realize that the Christian life is a serious spiritual battle. We are indebted to the authors for presenting a ‘Biblical and Balanced Perspective’ as the sub-title claims. Highly recommended.”
– Peter T. O’Brien
“Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura present one of the finest and most biblically responsible and insightful studies of spiritual warfare now available.”
– Bruce A. Ware
“This stirring book is a much-needed clarion call to battle, but one that emphasizes the spiritual nature of the battle and of the weapons we must use.”
– Dr. David Murray
“Borgman and Ventura are to be thanked for an eminently clear, wonderfully biblical, theologically rich, and practically applicable study.”
– Thomas R. Schreiner
“Authors Borgman and Ventura aimed for biblical accuracy and balance in addressing spiritual warfare. They hit the bull’s-eye!
– Pastor Bruce Ray
“These pastors provide clear, concise, competent and compelling counsel in what can be a neglected or abused topic.”
– Stanley D. Gale
Brian Borgman is founding pastor of Grace Community Church in Minden, NV. He has written articles for The Southern Baptist Theological Journal, Reformation and Revival Journal and the Gospel Coalition. He has also written, My Heart For Thy Cause (Mentor, 2002) and Feelings and Faith (Crossway, 2009). He holds degrees from Biola University, Western Seminary and Westminster Seminary.
Rob Ventura is one of the pastors of Grace Community Baptist Church of North Providence, Rhode Island. He is a contributing author and blogger for Reformation 21 the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and co-authored A Portrait of Paul on Reformation Heritage Books (2010). He has written articles for The Founders Journal and The Journal of Modern Ministry. He was also the general editor of Greg Nichols’ book on Covenant Theology (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2011). He is a graduate of Reformed Baptist Seminary SC.