Tactics, Trends, and Traits of the Enemy by Jermaine Gadson seeks to equip and inspire people with the information they need to combat the obstacles placed in their way by Satan. As Gadson acknowledges in his conclusion, Satan has already been defeated, but he uses tactics to separate humanity from God. This is what his book is all about.
Pastor Gadson hopes to help people identify the tactics the enemy is using on a daily basis that they might not even realize are demonic attacks. From temptation to fear to lies and deception, and more, Satan is at work every day. Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy will help prepare you for this battle.
The book starts off with a discussion on knowing your enemy: the origin of Satan, the outcome of Satan, and names of the devil throughout the Bible. It then quickly moves into a chapter on the strategy of temptation that Satan uses. The second chapter ends with three Biblical ways to respond to temptation before moving on to the next topic.
Have you ever considered setbacks in everyday life as a way for the Devil to sabotage your faith? Gadson spends time talking about how the enemy attempts to hinder the answers to our prayers and can use people around us to "quench the fire of our faith." The enemy attacks your fellowship with God and your fellowship with other believers. Exhaustion and fatigue, loneliness and isolation, fear and intimidation, depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and more are a direct result of Satan's handiwork. And if Satan is so successful doing this to believers, just imagine what he has in store for unbelievers (you'll learn about this too).
There is so much to learn from Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy and it will get you to thinking about how we truly are members of God's Army preparing for battle against the forces of darkness. Gadson speaks from a position of strength and solid knowledge, but remains humble and encouraging throughout the book. Also incorporated are several appendices that include a study guide, the spiritual arsenal God provides for our fight against the enemy, and how not to give a foothold to the devil.
A superb book to be read together as a congregation or for a study group, Tactics, Trends, & Traits of the Enemy will help you identify the devil's work and inspire you to keep your eyes focused on the Lord. As Gadson reminds the reader in his conclusion, the devil is no match for the person who has surrendered his or her life to Jesus Christ.
Paperback: 190 pages
Publisher: CrossBooks (June 4, 2014)
I received a digital version of this book from the author's publicist. I have been paid to promote this book with a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. This fee did not include any type of review. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.