2014-01-29

The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare By Dr Ed Murphy

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I’ve studied spiritual warfare under Dr Murphy. He is the Real McCoy. It’s a little old school, but this is a fine place to exercise the old school!

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Your guide to understanding all dimensions of spiritual warfare!
The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare is the most thorough treatment available of biblical and theological foundations and practical concerns for spiritual warfare. Further revised and updated for the 21st century.
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·   Equips leaders and mature believers
·   Comprehensive coverage of all 3 dimensions of spiritual conflict: the World, the Flesh, and the Devil
·   Endorsed by Frank Peretti, Dr. C. Peter Wagner, Nor’west Prophetic, and others


Preface to the Revised Edition
The widespread acceptance of The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare has been very gratifying to me as its author. While dozens of other books on spiritual warfare have been written since its appearance in 1992, the book still stands as the only beginning definitive study on this complex and all-inclusive area of human reality. Since The Handbook is comprehensive, touching on so many areas of the believer’s multi-dimensional sin war, many of the new books have focused on one or two dimensions of our warfare lifestyle and given those areas greater detail than I can do in a book of the magnitude of The Handbook. This is what I hoped would occur as expressed in the first preface. I would encourage the reader to read that preface in its entirety.

I will again boldly state my world view position in reference to spiritual warfare: It represents the context in which all of life is lived. Everything from Genesis 3 to Revelation 20 that has occurred, is occurring, and will yet occur, occurs in the context of warfare between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of evil supernaturalism. Therefore, to be ignorant of the very context in which all human experience occurs is a travesty, to say the least. Further research and continued personal experience as a soldier of Jesus Christ called by God “to fight the good fight” (1 Tim. 1:18; 2 Tim. 2:1–9) has only served to strengthen the convictions I expressed in the original edition of The Handbook. I have not changed my view on any major point. This includes the controversial issue of the extent to which demonic powers can partially control an area or areas of the life of genuine believers in Christ. I continue to minister to demonized Christians (see the Introduction, ix–xv and the Index under Demonization, page 614). My experience and that of my many colleagues involved in deliverance ministry has only confirmed my view that an astonishingly high percentage of Christians, both leaders and laypersons, are damaged by demons in areas of life and ministry.

My continued experience and research has expanded my knowledge of the role of the flesh and the world in spiritual warfare. Also, my growing understanding of the true and the false in the areas of repressed memories is reflected in revisions to my chapters on child abuse. The other major change in this revision of The Handbook is the inclusion of the new closing chapter, called “Dangers and Pitfalls of Spiritual Warfare.” To revise The Handbook further is not only unnecessary, but also impractical, since it would expand the length of the book, making necessary a second volume. I trust that the revisions incorporated into this edition will make The Handbook even more helpful to those seeking a greater understanding of the spiritual warfare dimensions of a biblical world view.
Ed Murphy, 1996

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From a 5-star review: “Best Book Ever… I can’t begin to tell you how this book open’s one’s eyes to life here on earth.. Backed by scripture our battle here is quite the tedious one we are constantly at war with satan and most of the time we arn’t even aware of it..It sure has brought me closer not only to God but to the understanding of our lives here as humans..God sure is an awesome God!This book is very worth buying and it is a keeper..