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Evangelical-Friendly Approach to Spiritual Warfare
Respected scholar and speaker Larry Richards offers a balanced, evangelical-friendly approach to spiritual warfare based on the book of Ephesians. Unique among books on warfare and deliverance, this easy-to-follow handbook draws riches from the Bible, while also offering tactical guidance for conquering the demons of fear
Paperback, 186 pages
Published February 15th 2013 by Chosen Books (first published February 1st 2013)
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The Full Armor of God explored Paul’s letter in the book of Ephesians and he described what all of the different pieces of armor, we are required to put on to stand against the devil’s schemes. A significant aspect that Larry Richards revealed was that in Ephesians chapter six, Paula summarized how the soldiers would put on the whole armor. In the letter of Ephesians in previous chapters, Paul wrote in the reverse order where readers could grasp the deeper meaning. Some people believe that demon ...more
The Full Armor of God, written by Larry Richards, is an inspiring book for anyone who takes interest in the belief that there is in fact a spiritual battle between good and evil going on. For those of you who believe there is a God but tend to leave your faith at merely believing for you struggle to conceive the idea of a spiritual battle between God and Satan, then this book is a must read for you. For most of us, believing in demons and angels was almost a natural part of coming to know God. A ...more
Create With Joy
One of the most important – yet frequently misunderstood – concepts in the church today is spiritual warfare. Many individuals and churches hold a full spectrum of beliefs when it comes to this topic, ranging from complete dismissal to a zealous embrace of the topic. Where can one turn to gain a better understanding of what the Bible teaches about a topic so important, it potentially impacts each of our lives?

The Full Armor Of God – Defending Your Life From Satan’s Schemes by Larry Richards is a
Richard Kuhn
This is my first foray into the world of Larry Richards, and most likely it will be my last. The author is/was an assistant professor at the Wheaton College Graduate School. He also worked at Scripture Press writing Christian Education work, which he is most noted for.

One can only hope that work is substantially better that this book. While under the guise of a study of The Armor of God and the book of Ephesians, the book seems to be a propaganda piece about the deliverance ministry and his Free
Dane Carr
Very good study of the armor of God and spiritual warfare with practical advice on how to implement what you have learned.
DP Newell
Christians are in a spiritual war. The Full Armor of God, by Larry Richards is an attempt to help Christians understand the battle and use the resources God has provided to endure to the end. Richards uses the book of Ephesians as the outline to instruct the believer in “spiritual warfare”. Unfortunately, I believe that the book fall short in what it sets out to accomplish.

There are some helpful aspects to the book, but I would not recommend this book. The book is a combination of the Biblical t
Are you searching for a way to protect yourself and others from Satan's grip? This powerful book contains so many useful points and thought provoking levels of information. Contains prayers and exercises to confront Satan's lies, views of the spirit world in Paul's time and in our time, from the book of Ephesians a thorough explanation of each part of God's armor and so much more.

From the moment I picked up the book and started diving into the material being presented, I found myself not being
Victor Gentile
Larry Richards in his new book, “The Full Armor Of God” published by Chosen Books helps us Defending Your Life from Satan’s Schemes.

From the back cover: Stand Firm Against the Devil’s Schemes

Whether you are aware of it or not, every Christian is locked in a struggle with the spiritual forces of this dark world. If our defenses are weak–or nonexistent–these enemies can, and will, slowly, subtly, lead you away from a life of righteousness.
In this tactical guide, bestselling author and trusted theo
Tucked inside the book of Ephesians is a suggestion that, as Christians, we need to put on the armor of God daily if we expect to stand firm against the devil. But how do we do that effectively?

Larry Richards, in his book “The Full Armor of God”, demonstrates how to put on each article in the armor and gives practical exercises to help you battle the spiritual ploys of the enemy. This is a very comprehensive book on putting on the spiritual armor of God. Based on the Scripture, this useful guid
Jalynn Patterson

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Stand Firm Against the Devil's Schemes

Whether you are aware of it or not, every Christian is locked in a struggle with the spiritual forces of this dark world. If our defenses are weak--or nonexistent--these enemies can, and will, slowly, subtly, lead you away from a life of righteousness. In this tactical guide, bestselling author and trusted theologian Larry Richards offers an ironclad defense plan straight from the Bible. Using Paul's letter to the Ephesians as his infallible
Christian Fiction Addiction
Written in easy-to-read and accessible language, "The Full Armor of God" is a wonderfully practical book for any Christian seeking a balanced look at spiritual warfare. The author clearly unpacks the book of Ephesians, pulling out the truths that God reveals in this book about the nature of the world around us, and how God has given us the tools to effectively stand firm against the schemes of the evil one. I really appreciated that the author does not try to say that every problem we have in ou ...more
Do you believe in the influence of spiritual beings in this world? Are you concerned about the grip they have on your life?

The Full Armor of God gives you practical steps to guard yourself against these negative forces. Instead of letting them draw you away from a life of righteousness, the author gives us a plan to follow to draw us closer to God.

Larry Richards uses Paul's letter to the Ephesians in order to show us all the tools we need.

I really enjoyed the practical side of this book. To show
Polly Watson
Larry Richards' THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD: DEFENDING YOUR LIFE FROM SATAN'S SCHEMES is exactly what it says it is. If you're new to studying the armor of God, it is definitely well worth reading. If you're not new to studying the armor of God, it's still worth reading, just know that there isn't an awful lot in it that you might not have studied or read previously. Richards covers the information thoroughly and well....just not in a very interesting manner. Don't get me wrong; it's a very good book ...more
Carolyn Crough
Great Spiritual Insight

This book was recommended to me by a friend and I am very glad of it.
I never truly understood before how demons work in our society today.
Written with an easy straightforward approach. Everyone CAN be free and productive for The Lord !!
Redawna Warner
This is a well written and very timely book. In the Bible, the book of Ephesians is where we find the reference of putting on the full armor of God. This book starts with Understanding Spiritual Forces and takes the reader all through the various elements; Helmet of Salvation, Shield of Faith, Sandals of Peace, Breastplate of Righteousness, and the Belt of Truth.
I do believe that we all are locked into a daily battle with the devil and it takes a strong mind and will to overcome this. This is c
I gave this book 4/5 stars. I have read many books on how and why a Christian should put on armor before facing the day filled with attacks by Satan. This particular book had some great tips on why but fell flat on most everything else. Now this is just my opinion, you may really enjoy the book and walk away with more than I did. I did like the ample amount of scripture references used and thought the author was very open when talking about his own life. That said, the book was just OK for me an ...more
Scott Smith
Some extra insight to each piece you don't often hear.

I appreciated the background early in the book. This book gave a little more insight into each piece of armour, aspects that I had not heard before. I feel each piece was explained by finding patterns in Paul's letter that constantly reinforce the ideas, which is nice, something I notice myself when studying the word. Do not read if you have not read and studied the book of Ephesians first. This is supplemental. The book only lacked a good su
Emerson John Tiu Ng
....the book helps us to see the evil one schemes' and how we wear the full armor of God....
We Christians forget we are in a spiritual battle. Richards helps us understand spiritual forces in the first part of the book. then he goes through the pieces of armor in the order Paul presents them. There are exercises to help us apply his teaching, which is what he shares at his Freedom Workshops.
Every Christian would benefit from reading this book. It would be especially beneficial to those in Christian counseling.
See my full review at
Eileen Leacock
My latest Blogging for books review is "The Full Armor of God." It is a quiet time book that discusses the book of Ephesians with a focus on the armor of God. I loved the imagery of this book. The Full Armor of God was informative and reminded me of why this armor is so necessary and important. Well worth the time I took to read it. You can read my full review on my blog: http://edwardsgranddaugther.blogspot....
Excellent primer for both new and experienced Christians alike. Well written and a simple form without talking down to you. Step by step break down of the 'armor' and also at points asks you to take notes so you understand what is the goal.

Must have in any library.
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This is a good book that takes a closer, in-depth look at the individual pieces of armor God calls us to put on. Each chapter tackles a different piece and gives ways in which you can put into practice what you're reading.
Sarah Goodner
This was the most poignant and real book I've ever read about the spiritual battle that is constantly raging around us all. I love how it discusses the trauma and shame each of us experiences and how those are not of God.
John Mccrory
This was an excellent read. It really opened my eyes. would recommend this to my friends.
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B.A., University of Michigan; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Northwestern University

A native of Michigan, Richards entered the world on September 25, 1931, to faith-affirming parents. His father served as an elder in their Presbyterian church, and Richards grew up immersed in religious education classes. However, he lost his interest in religion, later decided to enroll at Antioch Coll
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“reject Satan’s lie that I will never amount to anything. I have been given gifts by the Holy Spirit and am an important member of the Body of Christ. I renounce the lie that I would be better off dead. I have a life to live doing the will of God that will bring glory to You, my Savior. I renounce the lie that I am not worthy to be loved. I am loved by You, Almighty God, who knows me completely, and I am worthy to be loved by others as well. I renounce the lie that I will always be alone. I am a member of Your family, Father, and have a host of brothers and sisters who will welcome me into community. I confess my failure to love and to like myself, and repudiate the lie of Satan that I once believed. I am accepted in the beloved. You, Lord, see me as Your treasured possession, and it is right that I both like and love myself. I reject the lie that nothing I do is ever good enough. You, Lord, take my efforts, no matter how feeble, and work through me by Your Spirit. I renounce the idea that there is no use trying. I reject self-hatred and self-condemnation along with false guilt. And I affirm that You, Lord Jesus, will enable me to do anything that You call me do. I renounce fear of failure and that sense of hopelessness, which are also Satan’s lies. I believe Your promise, that You give me “hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).” 0 likes
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