Available For Review: Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical & Balanced Perspective by Borgman & Ventura

Shaun Tabatt —  January 17, 2014 — 1 Comment

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical & Balanced Perspective by Borgman & Ventura. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced PerspectiveToo often, Christians today either sensationalize the subject of spiritual warfare by obsessing over demon possession, exorcisms, binding the devil, and rebuking demons, or they minimize the idea and are unprepared for the real struggle they face against principalities and powers. Pastors Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura provide a balanced approach that exposes the fictions and superstitions surrounding this vital doctrine and at the same time reveal the unseen realities of this struggle. Basing their battle plan on Ephesians 6:10–20, the authors give an overview of the battle, a guide to the armor God gives us, and instruction regarding the vital wartime disciplines of prayer and proclamation of the Word. By learning to think biblically about this subject, Christians are enabled to deflect the blows of their adversary, fight sin, and live God-glorifying lives as followers of Jesus.

Praise for Spiritual Warfare:

Spiritual Warfare is thoughtful, biblical, theological, accessible, and impactful. The book is exegetical and expository without feeling like a commentary or running homily. In it, authors Borgman and Ventura make much of Christ and what He has done without negating the reality of our adversary and the real danger he presents, as well as our call to faith, righteousness, prayer, and perseverance that flows directly from our Savior’s finished work. What a timely, refreshing, encouraging, convicting, and empowering book! I can’t wait to get it in front of our people.”
— Voddie Baucham Jr. serves as pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, and is author of Family Shepherds.

“William Gurnall once said that the battle between Satan and the saints makes the most brutal war on earth look like child’s play. Yet so many Christians act like civilians on vacation instead of soldiers on the front lines. Borgman and Ventura, like experienced master sergeants, give us the Bible’s basic training on spiritual warfare. Drawing from the classic text in Ephesians 6, their teaching will both clear away false ideas about the spiritual battle, and equip Christians to stand firm to the end.”
– Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Standing in a long line of Puritan-style reflection on the nature of spiritual warfare, Borgman and Ventura have produced a brief but remarkably rich book which offers very helpful insights on this subject. The thoughtful reader will find here sobering meditations on the power of evil and sin but also be pointed to the great encouragement to be found in the word of God and supremely in the Lord Jesus Christ. This volume is both a helpful pastoral tool and a fine devotional book.”
– Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Pa.

Table of Contents:

  1. Be Strong in the Lord
  2. Put on the Full Armor of God
  3. The Schemes of the Devil
  4. The Nature of Our Conflict
  5. The Belt of Truth
  6. The Breastplate of Righteousness
  7. The Gospel of Peace Footwear
  8. The Shield of Faith
  9. The Helmet of Salvation
  10. The Sword of the Spirit
  11. Warfare Prayer
  12. Warfare Prayer and Proclamation
  13. Spiritual Warfare Debriefing

Appendix 1: The Sovereignty of God and Satan
Appendix 2: Can a Christian Be Demon-Possessed?
Appendix 3: Pray for Your Pastors

About the Authors:
Brian Borgman is founding pastor of Grace Community Church in Minden, NV. He has written articles for The Southern Baptist Theological Journal, Reformation and Revival Journal and the Gospel Coalition. He has also written, My Heart For Thy Cause (Mentor, 2002) and Feelings and Faith (Crossway, 2009). He holds degrees from Biola University, Western Seminary and Westminster Seminary.

Rob Ventura is one of the pastors of Grace Community Baptist Church of North Providence, Rhode Island. He is a contributing author and blogger for Reformation 21 the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and co-authored A Portrait of Paul on Reformation Heritage Books (2010). He has written articles for The Founders Journal and The Journal of Modern Ministry. He was also the editor of Greg Nichols’ book on Covenant Theology (Solid Ground Christian Books). He is a graduate of Reformed Baptist Seminary SC.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Reformation Heritage Books (2014)
  • ISBN: 9781601782847
  • Page Count: 128

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: February 17-23, 2014
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi (Kindle), & .epub (Nook, Apple iBooks)
  • We ask that reviewers post a review to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical & Balanced Perspective by Borgman & Ventura. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.