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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  968 ratings  ·  122 reviews
What’s your kryptonite?  

For so many Christians, frustration and fatigue set in as they try time and again to get free from what holds them back. God never intended for it to be this way. He destined you to be victorious in every area of your life, and more than that, He gives you the power to overcome whatever comes against you. 

In his new book Killing Kryptonite, best-
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Messenger International
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Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge John Bevere fan, but even given this fact, he has to prove himself to me with each book. I actually made notes for myself as I read it, because it's so quotable. He brings to light Biblical insights on topics that can be very difficult. I finished it a few days ago, and it has already made a tangible effect on my daily life. I am recognizing things that I compromise on all the time, but shouldn't. He talks about sin that isn't sin for everyone, but may be for me. It's about refinemen ...more
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Stars

Killing Kryptonite is (I think at least) my third John Bevere book. This was another good book, with what was ultimately a simple message about practiced sin and idolatry. Despite its simplicity, I agree that it is a very relevant and timely message for many in the American church and I thought it was well articulated, though I’ll confess that I thought it could have been a little shorter.
Lynne Farrell
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John Bevere speaks boldly to us in his latest book, Killing Kryptonite, to address why we as individuals and as a church, are not living in the power promised to us by Jesus. Using both illustrations from his personal journey, and extensive Bible references, John carefully walks us through explaining what is making us weak and ineffective. It might sometimes be difficult to hear the truth, but John Bevere does not shy away from telling us what we really need to hear.
This is a book that we need
Karen Ferguson
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A critical message for such a time as this! Idolatry. Commandments. Sin. Purity. These are uncommon topics in our society, and even in our churches today; yet, the author tackles them head on and does a fantastic job of speaking the Truth in love. This book will convict you (in a good way) and challenge you to "know God intimately," which is really what we need to overcome any challenge in life and destroy what steals our strength. I highly recommend! ...more
Justin Nichols
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.85/5, or 7.7/10 ;-)

I read this with 2 of my closest friends and got to have a conversation with them about it every week or every other week. We had outstanding conversations and not only connected about the book, but got to know one another better throughout the talks. I'm so glad we did that, because there were some parts of Killing Kryptonite that I didn't enjoy or agree with and it was helpful/beneficial to hear the different perspectives of 2 guys I trust and love as brothers. And as the
Olga Gorea
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book changed my mind. I have realized one more time the importance of intimacy with my God. Moreover that , He is my Daddy , ready to help me fight with my fears and life "giants".
Love Him. Trust . Believe. Keep on you going. Do not be affraid of "giants "
I highly recommend you read it !!!
Alex Emmanuel
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommend it!
Ben Presten
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Extremely powerful, eye-opening book. Packed with the Word, this book is so convicting and motivated me toward holiness. I highly recommend it.
Evan Roberts
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always at the right time, I get a dose of John Bevere to sober my flesh and strengthen my spirit especially when it comes to the sensitivity to God’s voice. No wonder he is a wise church teacher. The clarity and analogies are strong. It did repeat a lot of ‘Good or God.’ But I needed it thanks, John!

WHY I didn't give this five stars: I believe that 'Good Or God' (also by the author) is a classic, it gives words to a who generation to understand the difference between right and wrong more clearly
Gary B
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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On the whole, very good.

The positives: A great, timely but scary message. The book focuses on idolatry and intentional sin. He confronts the watered-down faith preached from many pulpits - and the danger of relying on a "sinners prayer" with no understanding of or recognition of the need for repentance and seeking holiness. He also confronts that this is an issue that affects the whole church - not just those who are living in intentional sin believing they are saved by grace.

The negatives: Rela
Carrie Daws
John clearly speaks hard truths with a pastor's heart full of love for God's people, much like the apostle Paul years ago. Mr. Bevere doesn't want us just getting through life, but he deeply desires us to live fully-pleasing-and-acceptable-to-God lives. Lives that do not merely display God's glory on occasion but are full of His power and grace on a daily basis.

Using illustrations from his life and ministry, John ignited a passion in me for more—more intimacy with God, more display of His power
Nderitu  Pius
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re reading this book is a breathe of fresh air. Realizing indeed the BODY OF CHRIST is indeed in need of help and help from our laxity of the LORD'S WORD. Consider this, we speak about godly matters and GOD but we lack the power. This is where we have dumb questions like "Do we still have miracles happening?" rising from people outside the church and even in the church. This is a call to the church to depart from the ways of evil and return back to her first love as Angela played adultery agains ...more
Jesse Ludema
Not impressed. I read the first two chapters but was not intrigued at all. It lacks substance and depth. Maybe it would be good for someone who is just new to faith, but I felt like I was listening to a sermon by a scatterbrained preacher. Bevere definitely says good things, but that definitely doesn't qualify this book as a good-read. ...more
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I honestly would rate this book somewhere between a four and five star. I believe John is a talented author and expertly communicates what he wants to say. He is very passionate. I like reading the audiobook because it was read by the author. I think that added a little bit of something to the book for me because you could hear the Passion in his voice as he was leaving… Almost as though he was talking directly to you. It really moved me. It also made me question my priorities which generally ha ...more
C.R. Flamingbush
Readers, prepare to be majorly convicted and greatly encouraged as you read this book which is all about Christians learning to destroy the things that steal their strength and ruin their witness for God. This writer strikes a needed blow to idols of hypocrisy and self will that every believer needs to overcome in order to live a life that glorifies God.

A main focus on this book is repentance, which as Joh explains, involves not only a change of mind but a radical change of heart toward God. Rep
Sherri Hayes
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could it be that The Bait of Satan has dropped to number two and Killing Kryptonite is now the best book John Bevere has ever written? I do believe so.

This book needs to be read by everyone but especially pastors, leaders and teachers within the church.

Because legalism kills, we have allowed the pendulum to swing too far to the opposite. Yes, we are saved by grace through faith, but we must lay down our idols, our old ways and strive for holiness. We must do what the Word says and everything we
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”

John Bevere is not Jesus - but my heart definitely burned within me as I read every word of this book!! There is Fire in this book - wonderful strengthening and refining fire - the fire ALL Christians need if they wish to truly live for Christ. I am on fire like the day I was baptized, and want to share this teaching with every Christian I know!! It is not for the
David Cowpar
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book.

I love how it has been divided into a four week, roughly 10 page chapter a day programme. It makes it easy to read. But as well there is so much in there. It’s such a challenging book.

Sometimes when you read it it sounds a little lacking in grace and into putting a burden of eliminating our kryptonite ourselves. So if you feel a little like that make sure to read to the last 2-3 chapters when he talks about eliminating kryptonite (which is practiced sin, basically) he spe
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John Bevere has become one of my favorite authors and I’m always excited to read his works. There was a lot of hype around this book when it was released and I was probably hooked before I even bought it. I say that just to give you some context.

Killing Kryptonite lives up to the hype for me. This book challenged me in a good way. I think this book offers great insights to things in our lives that separate us from God. It also encourages readers to be open and vulnerable to address the kryptonit
Paige Gordon
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was definitely one of the best and also hardest spiritual books I’ve read in quite some time. John’s message about the Kryptonite that is so pervasive in modern Christian life (idolatry, aka the presence of known sin) is one that is extremely difficult to accept but one that I believe will ultimately be incredibly liberating to so, so many people (myself most definitely included). I think this a book that absolutely every who claims to be a Christian should read, but be warned: it is NOT an ...more
Michael L. Brinkley
John Bevere's most impactful book

All of his books are great but this one has been the most challenging, most inspiring, and most beneficial. It shows you where God's finger is pointing in our compromised lives and our misinformed gatherings. John shows you examples in the scripture where intimacy with God and holiness in life engages the power of God, brings boldness in witness, and enables God's people to walk in the amazing authority He has already released to us.

Tired of not having the abili
Sarah Bennett
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really appreciate the honesty that fills this book. John Bevere doesn't shy away from telling the truth from God's word, even though that can be both hard for someone to hear and difficult to apply. But it is necessary if we are to truly live for God. Examples include, when sharing the gospel or accepting Jesus, repentance is needed as well as believing and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord. So often we hear versions of Christianity that only talk about love and forgiveness and grace, but in real ...more
Pamy Lazatin
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was exactly the book I needed from that moment I picked it up some months back. It accompanied me through the falling and the rising, and the falling and rising again. And up until the last chapter, God is clear in His command to reject the sin that this world has somehow excused as normal. Not because it makes me any less of His child, not because it makes me 'unworthy' of the call, but ultimately because it grieves Him, the lover and keeper of my soul.

"The reason I don't commit adultery aga
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was incredible! So many powerful and insightful points all backed up with scripture and serious conviction. I found myself challenged through the first half of the book, really nervous during the second to last quarter, and then brought to tears and motivated through the roof in the final stretch! John prefaces everything thoroughly and dutifully, knowing full well the potential for his words to seem abrasive or harsh. The effect... I was cut to the heart by a clearer understanding of ...more
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book. The author break this material up in sections and explains or a better word is defines terms needed for later sections. He really does teach these concepts deeply and thoroughly. It help me to see myself better. I thank God for directing me to this material for its blessed my life. And has released a particular stronghold in my life. The way John Beverley explains and direct you to apply ways of Killing Kryptonite is reassuring. This book will create an atmosphere that ...more
Amy Riccio
I read this book because my husband wanted us to read it together. I’ve always loved John Bevere and his books have impacted me greatly with a lot of revelation in the past. For some reason this one did not really hit my heart the way the others have. I’m not saying that it wasn’t a good book, but I guess it just didn’t feel like it was being “breathed on” in this season of my life. I kept waiting for the moment that the book would come alive like so many John Bevere books have for me and that I ...more
Brian Allen
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another outstanding book by John Bevere. Bevere examines what hinders us as believers and as the Church from carrying out our missions on this Earth. Bevere uses the fictional substance kryptonite as an analogy to sin. These include any and all sins committed and tolerated by believers today. One of the most sobering realities is that many believers struggle with idolatry, putting someone or something before the Lord. I myself have struggled with idolatry. This book will challenge you, but I enc ...more
Richard Fitzgerald
John Bevere has written an incredibly challenging book that is also gracious. There is Kryptonite in my life that I need to kill. His understanding that the sins of one person may well cause God's judgment or suffering for vast numbers of people is both horrifying and biblical. The teaching on imputed and imparted holiness (though he doesn't use those terms) was insightful. And, I especially benefited from his discussion of time-frames and how they are connected to holiness. This is an excellent ...more
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m a fan of John Bevere’s writing, and I’ve read several of his and his wife’s books. They are always inspiring, educational, and enlightening. I love that his messages are not the typical new age, “motivational”, Joel Osteen type preaching and that his lessons are truth and hard pills to swallow sometimes. We live in an idolatry society and love, worship and idolize the very things that separates us from God, His love and our faith. This book was particularly eye opening for me. I can’t wait t ...more
Ryan Koenig
This book is fine. I believe Bevere has a good intention in writing it. At times, his reproach of the church really flirts with legalism, but I still understand the severity of the point he’s trying to make. At times, he interprets scripture in a way that makes me tilt my head and say, “um, maybe?” I did find the book rather redundant—some of the chapters completely unnecessary. “For every one look at your sin, take five looks at your savior.” - Tim Keller. In this book, Bevere flips that ratio, ...more
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Marked by boldness and passion, John Bevere delivers uncompromising truth through his award-winning curriculums and bestselling books, now in more than 60 languages, including "The Bait of Satan," "Drawing Near" and "Driven by Eternity." He is an international speaker and co-host of "The Messenger" TV program broadcast worldwide.

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