Manual for Spiritual Warfare

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A fierce war rages for your soul. Are you ready for battle?

Like it or not, you are at war. You face a powerful enemy out to destroy you. You live on the battlefield, so you can’t escape the conflict.

It’s a spiritual war with crucial consequences in your everyday life, and its outcome will determine your eternal destiny.

You must engage the Enemy. And as you fight, you need a Manual for Spiritual Warfare. This guide for spiritual warriors will help you recognize, resist, and overcome the Devil’s attacks.

Part One, “Preparing for Battle,” answers these critical questions:
  • Who is Satan, and what powers does he have?
  • What are his typical strategies?
  • Who fights him alongside us in battle?
  • What spiritual weapons and armor do we possess?
  • How do we keep the Enemy out of our camp?
Part Two, “Aids in Battle,” provides you these essential resources:
  • Teaching about spiritual warfare from Scripture and Church documents
  • Scripture verses for battle
  • Wisdom and inspiration from saints who fought Satan
  • Prayers for protection, deliverance, and victory
  • Rosary meditations, hymns, and other devotions for spiritual combat

St. Paul urges us to “fight the good fight of the faith” (1 Tim 6:12). Take this Manual for Spiritual Warfare with you into battle.

Charcoal Grey deluxe leatherette with rounded corners, embossed cover, silver foil, black ribbons, silver edges, and red accented interior.

Paul Thigpen, PhD
TAN Books
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29 Reviews

  • 5
    Amazing book.

    Posted by Steven McEvoy on Dec 26th 2023

    This book is excellent. To be honest I had no idea where to begin with writing a review. So I went back to the book and copied my highlighted texts from the introduction and first chapter to give you a taste. To begin with we have: "First, belief in Satan's existence and activity is today widely dismissed as an outdated superstition. As a result, most Catholics hear very little about him, leaving them unprepared to understand and defeat him. They need to know their Enemy and his strategies." Having been involved in university campus ministry for over 20 years this statement is true not only of most Catholics but also most non-Catholic Christians. From there Paul states: "The first part of this book lays out the biblical and theological foundations for our warfare with the Devil. The second part offers aids for the battle: Church documents, scriptural texts, words and anecdotes from the saints, prayers and hymns, and further resources for study." It absolutely lives up to that goal. I have already read this book twice and know I plan on reading it again. One of the mail goals of the book sis "Our hope is that countless Catholics, and other Christians as well, will find this manual so helpful that they will carry it with them and make frequent use of it. For this reason, the book has been produced in a sturdy, compact edition that allows you to keep it handy and refer to it often." And I honestly believe it will do that. I have already recommended it to a number of Catholics and other Christians for I know it will be an invaluable tool in their life and ministry. "Like it or not, you are at war." Every time I see this it stirs something in me. To be in a war and be unaware of it will only lead to failure. There have been many quotes about the church being a field hospital for wounded hurting people. This book can server as a weapon for those on the front lines, and those helping to tend the wounded. We are the army of Christ but our biggest responsibility is to support the field hospital. And on that same note "God allows evil because He's powerful enough to bring out of even the greatest evil a much greater good." God can work all things for our good and to fulfil his plans. The last quote I will leave you with is from the end of the first chapter. "Meanwhile, our days in this life provide a season for God to test, purify, strengthen, and perfect us, making us fit to live with Him forever in heaven. To that end, the demons serve as useful tools for Him as they constantly test us by tempting us, so that we become purer and stronger and closer to perfection every time we resist the temptation." Those are just a few of the gems from the first few sections of the book. The Contents of the book are: How to Use This Manual Part One: Preparing for Battle 1. Know Your Enemy 2. Know Your Battle 3. Know Your Commander and Comrades 4. Know Your Weapons 5. Know Your Armor 6. Keep the Enemy out of the Camp Part Two: Aids in Battle 7. Church Teaching About Spiritual Warfare From Catechisms From Church Councils From Papal Documents 8. Scriptures for the Battle Scriptural Names and Images for the Devil and Demons Incidents in Scripture Involving the Devil and Demons Scripture Verses for Warfare 9. Help From the Saints Words From the Saints Spiritual Warfare in the Lives of the Saints 10. Prayers, Devotions, and Hymns for Battle Prayers to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit The Blood of Jesus Litany of Christ Our Champion The Name of Jesus Prayers to Our Lady, Vanquisher of the Enemy Rosary Meditations for Spiritual Battle Prayers to the Saints and With the Saints Prayers to the Angels and to God for Their Assistance Prayers for the Church Prayers for the Family and Home Prayers With Sacramentals Prayers From Traditional Liturgies Prayers for Strength and Deliverance Scriptural Prayers for Deliverance Hymns for Spiritual Warfare For Further Study I cannot recommend this book enough for anyone wishing to go deeper in the spiritual life. As soon as you pursue God and his will you will encounter opposition. This book will help you understand that opposition and strengthen you and provide tools and knowledge to stand against it. Be bold. Follow Chris and stand firm! This is an amazing book you need to read it!

  • 5
    This book is treasure filled with prayers, scripture to use dail

    Posted by Mary Louise Wallin on Sep 11th 2023

    I am so pleased I bought this book, full of information, a good resource.

  • 5
    Manual For Spiritual Warfare

    Posted by Billie LeCrone on Sep 7th 2023

    This book is a treasure box for spiritual warfare. The battle is real; we cling to the One who has already won it. Valuable help to view what we encounter and how to react to it. Packed with help of prayers and saints! Very much recommend to purchase this book and carry with you.

  • 5
    Great Resource

    Posted by Karen S. on Sep 7th 2023

    In these days of difficult times in both the Church and the world, having this resource gives a direct way to appeal to God for protection.

  • 4
    Manual for spiritual warfare.

    Posted by Wilfred Horton on Sep 4th 2023

    Excellent book for any devout person wanting to save their souls from attacks by the devil.

  • 5

    Posted by Lucas on Aug 26th 2023

    As someone who is going through spiritual warfare, this book has helped me navigate through the attacks of the devil and weaponize my prayer to fight against satan!

  • 5
    Powerful Book

    Posted by Michael L. on May 24th 2023

    I ordered this after reading Slaying Dragonsù and it is a great book which helps us understand the spiritual war we wage every day and the tools we have at our disposal to live a pious life by defeating Satan and his evil minions. For how can we win in this war if we cant even recognize it and where we fit in it? I highly recommend this book.

  • 5

    Posted by Catherine A. on May 24th 2023

    This book is very simply written but full of information we can use in our daily life to help in our fight for Heaven. This book is a must for all serious in their spiritual life. Prayers from Saints, prayers to Our Lady, Precious Blood, Prayers to the Angels for their assistance, Prayers for the Church, our families, etc.

  • 5

    Posted by JOSEPH D. on Apr 12th 2023

    IAM VERY HAPPY WITH THE Book. Scripture is quoted extensively at the right passages. God Bless and thank you