August 30, 2011

Book Review

Six Battles Every Man Must Face by Bill Perkins

The premise of this book is based upon the idea that men are designed to fight and there are six battles that must be won.
  • fight for your identity
  • fight for personal holiness
  • fight for your family
  • fight through the pain
  • fight for your friends
  • fight for a strong faith
The author uses David and his mighty men to illustrate his theory of men's battles. At the end of each chapter there are a few brief discussion questions.

Overall, I am not sure I agree with the author's ideas. I do believe that we are all participants in the battles he mentions. However, we must remember that the war is already won. Christ defeated Satan on the cross almost 2000 years ago.

The other aspect of this book that didn't really hold up for me was using David and his mighty men as the illustration. Sure, David and his men won these battles at times, but they also lost a whole lot as well.

In conclusion, I think this is one book that can be safely skipped over, provided of course that you know who has fought these battles and won the war!

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