I was blown away by this book. There were so many ideas that make complete sense but were a new way of thinking that I had to really stop and question what I truly believed. It was not that what I was thinking was wrong, but that this book opened my eyes. For example, I read that conflict is the gap between expectations and reality. So true yet so different from how I had thought. I saw conflict as right versus wrong. Now I realize conflict occurs when reality does not meet expectations.
Another thing I learned is that testing is not God teaching us, but instead is God allowing us to use what we learned. Think about it, a teacher does not teach during a test but sits back while the students show what they have learned. In life, a time of testing is not a time of teaching but a time of applying what was learned.
I could go on about what I learned, but I would rather recommend this book to everyone so that they can learn and grow. I will admit that I was challenged as some ideas were so new that I had to really consider if what I believed was based on tradition or on truth. Even though it was challenging, I love it when my traditions are challenged so that I can learn the truth.
I wish I had read this book when I first became a believer so that I would be more aware of the truth. This truth is that believers are enemies of Satan and that he is at war with God's children. We Christians have a target on our back and should not be surprised when attacks come. We should be prepared which is what this book is about.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.