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Mar 28, 2014
Spiritual Warfare Book Review
Juan Cortez, Pastor of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church is a Bible Based preacher. He has been the Pastor for that Church over 35 years. He believes in doing things in decency and order. The Church membership is about 1000 members. His wife Joyce Cortez is always standing by his side. One Sunday Morning while he was preaching his sermon on the pulpit of Solid Rock Church, Juan suddenly suffers a stroke. He was hospitalized for several months. He couldn’t move his body. Suddenly the Church decided to get rid of Juan Cortez as their Pastor and replace him with Marco Pablo as the new Pastor. Marco Pablo finally got his wish to become Pastor of Solid Rock. He wanted Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church to become a Mega Church. Pastor Marco Pablo wanted to get rid of things in the worship services that reflected in the teaching of Christ. The devil has control over him and make sure he does things that aren’t holy. Pastor Pablo resented the former Pastor Cortez teachings. He doesn’t like how Juan Cortez tells him,the changes that he is doing to the Church is not pleasing to God. The devil wants to destroy Juan Cortez and the Church as the whole. The Church will not be the same because there is a Spiritual War going on in the Church. This Christian Novel “Spiritual Warfare” by Dr. Sheila C. Carpenter reminds us that there is a war going on. As Christians, if we are going to win, then make sure that we have Jesus deep down within. This battle cannot be won with bullets and guns. For the enemy you cannot seed with human faculties. In this spiritual warfare, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness.
This was a great story written by Dr. Carpenter. I really like how she portrays the four families in this book. Once I started to read this book that I couldn’t put it down. The devil tried to send his army to attack the congregation of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, but the angels come to protect them from evil. There were different kinds of spirits that was affecting the souls of many believers in this story. There were evil spirits of False Doctrine, Hatred, Lust, Racism, Greed and others wanted to destroy the Solid Rock Church Family. That was the plan of the devil to destroy the work of God, but the Angels were also in the presence to protect the believers of Christ. Sheila wants her readers to know that you must read the Word of God for yourself. Without any warning that Satan will try his best to attack the Children of God. You must know the Lord for yourself. In our Christian life, we can’t fight this battle on our own. We need the power of God rooted and grounded in our life. We need the armor of the Lord so we can walk right, talk right, pray right and live right. Dr. Carpenter minister to us through the characters on how to follow the lifestyles of true Christianity. Even though the story is fiction, but spiritual warfare is real with darkness. This book is a great tool to teach Bible Study. The Word of God is the best weapon to fight the enemy. In Sheila’s book “Spiritual Warfare” that Satan wanted to get rid of Juan Cortez and anybody that stands in his way. The devil wanted to send his army to attack Pastor Juan Cortez and the members of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Satan wanted the new Pastor, Marco to get rid of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and replace it with false doctrine so that their souls can reside in hell. I definitely recommend anyone to read this book that wants to have a better walk with Jesus Christ. We all can learn from this story by putting God first in everything that we do.
(Alpharetta GA, February 15, 2014)
Blog Talk Radio Interview with Host Lynda D. Brown
Dr. Carpenter will be discussing the purpose for writing “Spiritual Warfare”.
The interview will be aired on February 15, 2014 from 4:00-4:30 PM CST
(Alpharetta GA, February 10th, 2014)
“Spiritual Warfare” Delivers just like it says! Say’s Amazon Reviewer.
Amazon Review 5.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual Warfare, By Pastor J.
This is an amazingly accurate account (though fictional) of the consequences and disturbances which occur when the enemy (Lucifer/Satan/the Devil) gets a foothold in the assembly of the saints of God. This book shows in unmistakable symmetry the fallout, division, chaotic errors, and downright stupidity of allowing false teachers who have departed from THE FAITH giving heed to seducing spirits & doctrines of devils to become leaders, let alone pastors. SPELLBINDING-THOUGHT PROVOKING-A MUST READ.
The Midwest Book Review
ISBN:978-0-615-60194-6, pp 274, $24.99
When an old school pastor (Juan Cortez) suffers a tragic event, his church is overtaken by an opportunist minister named Marco Pablo. While Juan believes in the old school ways Marco is determined to transform the church into a more secular mega church. To combat this, God sends Ashshod and his team of angels to engage in spiritual battle. But the devil has his own army led by Greed, Covet and False Doctrine who will stop at nothing to win the battle for evil. This sets the stage for “Spiritual Warfare.”
This novel also deals with issues of envy, fornication, and false doctrine in a unique way. While hardcore Christians will love its unsugarcoated message, it may cause others pause. The book has a strong introduction and ending, … And the message in this novel will be a great cause for debate among Christian denominations.
Dr. Sheila C. Carpenter’s (Forgive Me) first work of fiction works on two levels, the spiritual battles between angels and imps and the human difficulties faced by the characters in the book. It’s reminiscent of Frank Peretti’s “This Present Darkness,” but is more intense.
Though Dr. Carpenter has written a couple of non-fiction titles, this is her debut novel. But it is written with the intensity and thought-provoking subject matter you’d expect from a more experienced novelist… Expect great things from this author.
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4575 Webb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30005