Tuesday, May 18, 2021

{ Don't give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table by Louis Giglio - TLC Book Tours }


Hardcover: 224 Pages

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 11, 2021)

Louie Giglio helps you find encouragement, hope, and strength in the midst of any valley as you reject the enemy voices of fear, rage, lust, insecurity, anxiety, despair, temptation, or defeat.

Scripture is clear: the Enemy is a liar who will stop at nothing to tempt you into poor decisions and self-defeating mindsets, making you feel afraid, angry, anxious, or defeated. It is all too easy for Satan to weasel his way into a seat at the table intended for only you and your King. But you can fight back.

Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table outlines the ways to overcome those lies so you can find peace and security in any challenging circumstance or situation. With the same bold, exciting approach to Scripture as employed in Goliath Must Fall and his other previous works, pastor Louie Giglio examines Psalm 23 in fresh ways, highlighting verse 5: “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”

You can find freedom from insecurity, temptation, and defeat—if you allow Jesus, the Shepherd, to lead the battle for your mind and heart. This spiritual warfare book for those who are leery of spiritual warfare books will resonate with Louie’s core Passion tribe as well as with Christians of all ages who want to live a triumphant life in God.

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About Louie Giglio

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and Original Visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion Conferences has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion hosted over 700,000 people from over 150 countries online at Passion 2021.

Louie is the national-bestselling author of over a dozen books including his newest release, Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, as well as Goliath Must FallIndescribable: 100 Devotions about God & ScienceThe Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and others. As a communicator, Louie is widely known for messages like Indescribable and How Great is Our God.

An Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University, Louie has done post-graduate work at Baylor University and holds a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta.

Connect with Louie

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REVIEW:

I have said lately that it feels like we have been in a Spiritual War, for over a year.  It is exhausting and physically and mentally draining.

As Christians we are taught to fight, to take up our swords and God's living word, and to fight the battles that the enemy throws into our lives.  For the most part we do.  Some do it easily, a skill no doubt they've learned over their many years on this planet.....others, like me, not so easily.  We struggle, we worry, we stress, we fight but not the way we are supposed to.  We fight the mere notion of the battle and not the battle itself.

This book couldn't have come at a better time for me.  

The past year and a half has seen our lives turned upside down, many times, with different trials and tribulations.  If I were a soldier fully armored and just coming home from a battle on the field, I would be the soldier covered in blood, with an armor completely destroyed, limping with my head down.

That's how I've felt lately.

Louis Giglio teaches us how not to give into that battle, but fight through it.  He reminds us that the enemy is a liar, a manipulator, and that he uses our thoughts against us.  The worry, the negative thoughts, the feeling of doom and gloom, it's all from him, not from God.  The power and energy we give to those, will only hinder the victory over our battles.  Yikes!!!

I've been hindering myself all along.

I was blessed to have been provided an audio copy of this magnificent book, and on my daily drives back and forth, I have listened to Louis talk about Psalm 23 and dissect it for us to better understand it.  

It's been eye opening and humbling at the same time.

God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies.

That's a pretty significant statement.  Why would God want us seated at the table by our enemies, why would He even allowed them to share that space with us?

Well Louis explains it, in such a way that really makes you understand how we have been going about our trials, in all the wrong ways.

How many times do we ask God to remove us or the trial from our lives?  How many times do we ask Him to please solve the situation, heal our bodies, change this and change that?  *raises hand*

But how many times do we actually thank God for the struggle we are facing?  I know what a foreign concept, but my goodness how liberating and freeing.

Every time we fear, we doubt, we give into anger, we are giving the enemy an open invitation to waltz right in, and to take the best seat at our table.  

One of the things that the author said, that really hit home with me was this:

The Shepherd said you are going THROUGH the valley, not TO the valley.  Which means you will make it through, you are going to make it.  

Well now, why didn't I think of that before?  My goodness!

This book has been so good, and I'll be honest and say that I haven't quite finished it yet, but that's ok, I feel confident enough suggesting it to you all.  

Get a copy for yourself.  You will not regret it.  

The biggest thing I learned?  Even though!!!!

Even though Faith.....even though this is happening, even though that happened, even though this person said that, even though I'm struggling.....it will all be ok, because the Lord walks with us.

Amen!

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Thomas Nelson for providing me with an audio copy of this book.



1 comment:

  1. I am so glad this came at the right time for you and you were able to get so much from it. Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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