Sunday, July 1, 2012

Confronting Jezebel

Growing up as a pastor's kid, I witnessed some fairly tragic church splits and conflicts. Reading this book opened my eyes to glimpse some of the motivations and spiritual warfare that occur through people in regards to church conflict. Though the memories are painful, it's important to really understand the driving forces (often demonic) behind church-splitting Jezebels so that I can be discerning if one ever pops up in church again. (Very likely!)

The best part of this book were the stories that fleshed out what Jezebel looks like in real time. The more you read about them, the more one can recognize traits and behaviors in people that operate under this controlling spirit. It also opened my eyes to some controlling behavior I have -- and helped me work and pray through it.

Overall, the book is good due to the stories and real-life examples, but I wish the book would focus more on God and His power to pull down the devil's strongholds. Sometimes, it's better to study the Truth than the counterfeit (Jesus over Jezebel), but I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone in ministry!

Thank you to Bethany House publishing for giving me this book for reviewing purposes.

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